LIVERPOOL have expressed a strong interest in Mahmoud Dahoud after missing out on another target, according to Liverpool Echo.
The Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder has been on the Reds’ radar for some time and a move could be more likely now that Polish star Piotr Zielinski looks certain not to be making the switch to Anfield.
The Liverpool Echo claims: “Reports in Italy this morning say that the Reds and Udinese have failed to agree a fee for Zielinski – with relationships between Liverpool and the Italian side, whose owners also own Watford, strained.
“It’s also reported that Napoli are complicating matters further by showing interest in Zielinski.”
The Zielinski news will come as a blow to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after recent reports had suggested the 22-year-old was virtually a done deal.
However, 20-year-old Syrian-born Dahoud offers plenty. He’s a hardworking box-to-box midfielder who would be ideally suited to the pressing game Klopp likes to operate with.
Monchengladbach won’t give up their man cheaply, though, while Liverpool are also likely to face competition from Premier League rivals Tottenham and German outfit Borussia Dortmund for a player valued at around £25million, according to Goal.