Manchester City are ‘hot favourites’ to sign German midfielder – report

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MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - MARCH 12: Mahmoud Dahoud of Moenchengladbach runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt at Borussia-Park on March 12, 2016 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Mika Volkmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Manchester City are in pole position to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud this summer. The German midfielder is wanted at Manchester City but the Blues face competition from north-west rivals, Liverpool.

German publication Kicker confirm Dahoud is wanted in England, but any potential move in January is unlikely to occur. With just eighteen months on his current contract, his parent club is hopeful of securing the long-term services of Dahoud.

Dahoud turned down their initial offer of a new deal early this season, but the German outfit seems resigned to selling the player if no agreement can be found.

We will hold more talks shortly,” Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl told kicker. “We want that Mo makes the second and third step here.”

City are in desperate need of a youthful addition in a midfielder, and many see Dahoud as the ideal replacement for the ageing Yaya Toure. Guardiola also knows the player from his time in the Bundesliga when he managed Bayern Munich.

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