By Germany correspondent Hans Matthias
Liverpool have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, according to a report.
German publication Express have claimed that the 20-year-old has rejected the offer of a contract extension from the Bundesliga club.
This comes as Liverpool have tabled a £25million bid for Dahoud in a clear statement of intent to sign the youngster this summer.
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The Reds want to make the German their second marquee signing after they spent upwards of £34million on Southampton’s Sadio Mane earlier this week.
However, the Guardian claim the Bundesliga club have informed Liverpool there is no chance Dahoud will be leaving this summer after they lost Granit Xhaka to Arsenal earlier in the summer.
Monchengladbach lost their influential playmaker to the Gunners in deal thought to be worth over £30million and are desperate to avoid any more high profile departures this summer.
Jurgen Klopp wants to continue his squad overhaul and has made bringing in midfield competition a priority.
Dahoud enjoyed an excellent season scoring five goals and providing nine assists in the Bundesliga alone from his central midfield position.
The dynamic midfielder has two years left to run on his contract and it is claimed by the Guardian the player is happy to remain at Monchengladbach for another season.
Dahoud, 20, has represented Germany at various youth levels and is tipped to be among the next generation of international stars to take over the mantle from the current reigning world champions.
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