Over the past week, Liverpool had been rumoured to be willing to pay around €30M for Mahmoud Dahoud in January. Then, Borussia Dortmund were rumoured to be preparing a bid of €15M plus Nuri Sahin—offering a ready-made replacement in an attempt to convince Borussia Monchengladbach to deal.
Now, rather than preparing a bid as first thought, it appears that Liverpool may in fact be moving away from the player—leaving Dortmund as the only serious January suitor. And with a rumoured €10M release clause said to kick in next summer, Gladbach could well be motivated to cut a deal with Dortmund.
According to Dominic King of the Daily Mail, at least, Liverpool do not plan on bidding for Dahoud in January. Instead, a winger is set to be the priority in January, with Liverpool having been strongly linked to Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic and, today, Bayer Leverkusen’s rising young star Julian Brandt.
If Dahoud resists a move to Dortmund, of course, it’s possible that Liverpool would reconsider a move for him in the summer—particularly if those earlier rumours of a €10M release clause turn out to have been accurate. In the present, though, it appears that a Dahoud move to Liverpool just got a lot less likely.