Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to miss out on top target Mahmoud Dahoud, with former club Borussia Dortmund set to pounce.
According to Bild, the Bundesliga giants are ready to submit an offer of €15m plus Nuri Sahin to Borussia Monchengladbach, which in turn will move them to the front of the queue.
It’s claimed Klopp may move in January for the 20-year-old, but with Dortmund now in the picture, it remains to be seen just how successful the German tactician is.
Sahin has struggled for playing time under Thomas Tuchel so far this season, but whether or not he would be open to a move to Gladbach is up for debate at this stage.
Elsewhere, Klopp may also find himself in a transfer battle with Arsenal as TMW report that both Liverpool and the Gunners are keen on signing Paul-Georges Ntep.
The 24-year-old will be available on a free transfer in the summer with his current contract set to expire, but again, it could lead to action being taken in January from Anfield as he may be available in a cut-price deal.
Ntep has been a regular for Rennes since joining the club from Auxerre almost three years ago, and is also said to be attracting interest from Lazio and Southampton.
Meanwhile, The Express have noted that Liverpool have been installed as favourites to sign Harry Kane following reports on Monday morning that the England international’s contract talks with Tottenham have stalled.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea are all in the mix along with Real Madrid, but it’s Liverpool who sit at the top as favourites.
Given Daniel Sturridge’s on-going issues and with Klopp arguably still needing a world-class out-and-out striker to lead the line even despite his side’s impressive goal haul so far this season, Kane would fit the bill.
Spurs’ demands would undoubtedly be a sticking point while they would not want to lose Kane to a Premier League rival if he does indeed leave over the wages issue, but the Reds are the early favourites to take advantage.