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Arsenal transfer dealings mean Liverpool could miss out on midfield target

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Arsenal transfer dealings mean Liverpool could miss out on midfield target

Liverpool may be thwarted in their attempts to sign one of Jurgen Klopp's top midfield targets this summer.

The Anfield club could be forced to wait a minimum of 12 months to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud.

The highly-sought after Germany U21 international has become even more important to the Bundesliga club's cause following their sale of Granit Xhaka to Arsenal.

Reds boss Klopp, whose in-depth knowledge of the Bundesliga is likely a factor in Liverpool's attempts to land Dahoud, is keen to bolster his midfield options this summer.

Mahmoud Dahoud

The club have previously been linked with moves for Porto's Ruben Neves, as well as Barcelona winger Cristian Tello.

A move for Dahoud looks unlikely to take place this summer, however, according to Goal.com.

With an estimated value of around £20million, the midfielder's transfer fee could skyrocket if he builds upon an impressive 2015/16 campaign.

Dahoud in action for Germany U18s

Syrian-born Dahoud created eight goals while scoring five in the Bundesliga, as well as managing five Champions League starts for the German side.

His importance to Monchengladbach has been solidified following former midfield partner Xhaka's estimated £25million switch to the Gunners, as Andre Schubert's side gear up for another Champions League campaign.