Dahoud’s sporting director admits midfielder’s head has been turned…

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Borussia Monchengladbach want to extend Mahmoud Dahoud’s contract, which currently expires in two years’ time, but are finding it difficult due to Liverpool’s interest.

According to their sporting director Max Erbel, Gladbach are desperate to keep hold of the talented German midfielder, but the attention of a financially healthy Premier League club such as Liverpool is causing problems.

“Of course we try to extend with Mo. But he’s distracted by attentions elsewhere,” Erbel told Kicker.

“That’s why this is a difficult issue for us.”

The 20-year-old has cooled speculation by telling ESPN reporters, “I only focus on the moment – and who says that I have to leave Monchengladbach?”, although he did recently like a picture of Jurgen Klopp on Instagram – which naturally sent Liverpool fans into overdrive…

Essentially, our chances of acquiring Dahoud will rely on whether we are prepared to offer an amount so tempting Gladbach simply cannot refuse. That’s not Liverpool’s style, and not Klopp’s either – with the manager preferring to nurture talent on the training ground so break the bank for it.

If Dahoud doesn’t extend his deal, he’ll just one year left on it by the end of this season, and his parent club would be forced to sell – although if he continues developing at his current rate – there’ll be plenty more suitors for his signature.

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