Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ended his interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, according to reports in the British media.
There were plenty of rumours linking the Merseyside club to the 20-year-old, but their pursuit has cooled in recent months ahead of the January window.
Most recently, German publication Express suggested the Reds would make a £26 million bid for the 20-year-old on the turn of the year, as Klopp continues to mould his squad.
However, with Dahoud emerging as a target for Dortmund, Liverpool’s interest has “cooled,” according to the Mail‘s Dominic King.
King confirms Dahoud was a “prime target” for Klopp in the summer, but the 49-year-old, is now focussing his attention on signing another winger in the January transfer window.
This could leave Dortmund free to sign the Syrian-born star, who has fallen out of favour at Borussia-Park this season.
Dahoud has made 10 appearances for Gladbach so far in 2016/17, including only four starts in the Bundesliga—however, he remains a young talent with vast potential.
According to German newspaper Bild, Dortmund are preparing an offer for Dahoud in January, involving ex-Reds loanee Nuri Sahin.