Man Utd and Liverpool ‘join Chelsea in Moukoko transfer battle as they look to land Dortmund sensation in January’
MANCHESTER UNITED and Liverpool have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, according to reports.
The German side were raided for forward Erling Haaland in the summer, and Moukoko could be the next starlet to be prised away.
GettyYoussoufa Moukoko has already become a star man at Borussia Dortmund[/caption]
Chelsea were recently claimed to have opened the bidding at £8.6million.
But that fee could potentially rise with other Prem giants having entered the market.
According to The Times, United and Chelsea would both love to bolster their forward lines with Moukoko in January.
The Red Devils are in the market for a forward after axing Cristiano Ronaldo.
While the Blues have been hit by the season-ending injury suffered by Armando Broja.
Moukoko’s Dortmund contract is set to expire at the end of the season, putting him in a strong negotiating position.
But the 18-year-old won’t leave the German side if he feels he’ll be stuck on the bench at his new club.
The teenager is said to greatly value the opportunities he has been given by BVB.
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He has already made 59 appearances for the German giants, including 22 this term – scoring 11 goals in total.
Dortmund are keen to retain his services beyond the end of the season and have reportedly prepared a contract offer worth a base £85,000 a week.
Moukoko’s camp, however, are claimed to be demanding a salary closer to £115k a week.
He is now back with his club after going to the World Cup with Germany.
Despite his tender age he has already earned two senior caps, and was named in Hansi Flick’s final 26-man squad for Qatar.
GettyMoukoko, 18, played for Germany at the World Cup[/caption]