Rumour Reel: Dahoud to Liverpool, while Tigers eye double deal and Potters plot Berahino move?
Robbie Purves | 26 November 2016
Coral’s rumour reel
Despite possessing a potent forward line at Anfield, it appears Jurgen Klopp is looking to add to his midfield attacking riches with Mahmoud Dahoud to Liverpool linked on today’s back pages.
The Syrian-born German Under-20 forward-thinking central midfielder has reportedly been watched by Reds scouts throughout this campaign and January could pose the Merseyside outfit with a real chance to land him.
Dahoud to Liverpool?
Klopp’s Anfield outfit are preparing a £25m move for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Dahoud, reports suggest.
Dahoud, 20, found the net five times in 32 Bundesliga outings last term and has stepped up a gear this season.
Reports emerging from Germany detail how Klopp will have to cough up £25m to stand a chance of landing Dahoud, as the manager believes he can fit straight into his new look Liverpool.
However, he may face competition from reigning Serie A champions Juventus if they step up their interest with a bid.
Tigers pounce for double deal?
Mike Phelan is lining up an £11.8m double deal for Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez and Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan.
Hull City boss Phelan has targeted the duo as signings who help them avoid relegation.
Will Keane, now likely to be out for the remainder of the season, and Ahmed Elmohamady, who will fly off to the Africa Cup of Nations duty with Egypt in January, need replacing and Phelan looks to have found his men.
England international Rodriguez is thought to be available for around will cost a cool £11m, while 24-year-old Horgan, who have impressed during Dundalk’s European exploits, could be available for as little as £800k.
Phelan actually flew to Ireland on Thursday to scout Horgan in the Europa League. On the Irishman, he said: “He certainly did ok and showed his quality. He’s an intelligent player and is clearly enjoying his football.”
“We are short of numbers and need to bring new signings in when the window opens up.”
Potters plot Berahino move?
After having a summer swoop for West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino thought to be around £20m, Mark Hughes is hoping to sign the wantaway attacker for about half that with his contract running down.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis recently sent Berahino to France to work on his fitness after the player returned to training overweight.
There are question marks over his attitude, but that hasn’t discouraged Hughes from a sustained pursuit of Berahino.
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