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Rumour Mongering: Reds Back in for Mahmoud Dahoud

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It’s the international break, and that means a flood of transfer rumours. Today, Mahmoud Dahoud is back.

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Liverpool were serious suitors for Mahmoud Dahoud last summer only for Borussia Monchengladbach to balk at selling the young midfield star as they had already lost one key piece of it when Granit Xhaka completed his £35M move to Arsenal.

Frustrated in their efforts to land the 21-year-old Syrian-German starlet, Liverpool quickly moved on to signing Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle, and the Dutch international has since impressed at Anfield. There were always whispers, though, that Liverpool might return for Dahoud.

In the interim, they’ve faded somewhat, and now Dahoud is widely believed to likely be heading to Dortmund in the summer, but when other news gets quiet it still seems that, inevitably, Dahoud to Liverpool will resurface. And it has again this week.

With the international break well underway and club news thin, a string of English tabloids—the Star, Express, and People—are all saying that Liverpool remain interested in Dahoud and that if they finish in the top four will move for him again this summer.

It’s fairly lazy rumour mongering, as far as this sort of thing goes, but lazy doesn’t necessarily mean wrong, and depending on how contract negotiations with Emre Can go, Liverpool could head into the summer in real need of a player like Dahoud.

If they are, and if they’re in the Champions League, it probably wouldn’t be a stretch for the club to once again move for him, even if right now there is very little reason to believe that they’re actively trying to sign him.