Jurgen Klopp has made Borussia Monchengladbach man Mahmoud Dahoud his number midfield target this Summer.
That’s according to reports which claim that the Syria born maestro has moved ahead of Udinese’s Piotr Zielinski as the man Klopp wants to improve the centre of the park next season.
It looked like Poland international Zielinski would be arriving at Anfield this Summer after being closely monitored by Klopp and assistant Zeljko Buvac. But an agreement over the fee could not be made and Zielinski looks likely to move to Napoli now.
Dahoud has impressed in the Bundesliga with his range of passing and composure on the ball. And Klopp is looking to sign a midfield playmaker to complement Emre Can.
A deal looks difficult, however, as Monchengladbach have already lost two key midfielders this Summer with Granit Xhaka joining Arsenal and Havard Nordtveit moving to West Ham – after each being linked with switches to Anfield as well.
And Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl recently told said that “there is no need to call” over a deal for Dahoud. He said went on to say that “Mahmoud is an exceptional player and we have no ned to sell him.”