Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has insisted that young starlet Mahmoud Dahoud will not be leaving the club in January.
The midfielder has attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund, but it now seems unlikely that he will be moving on in the foreseeable future.
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“There is a zero per cent chance that Mahmoud will leave in January,” Eberl told German magazine Kicker.
“It is the club’s desire to extend his contract. We have not opened talks yet, but that will soon happen.”
The young German is highly rated at Gladbach and has featured six times for his nation’s under-21 side this year.
Having joined the club in 2010 as a 14-year-old, he has gone on to make 54 appearances in all competitions since his debut in a Europa League play-off in August 2014.
Later that season he became the first Syrian-born player to appear in the Bundesliga when he came on as a substitute in the dying embers of a 3-1 win over Dortmund.
Dahoud is certainly hot property at the moment with a number of high-profile clubs across Europe chasing his signature.
It will be a tough ask for Gladbach to keep hold of their man in the long term, especially given that he has less than two years remaining on his current contract.
If the 20-year-old refuses to sign a new deal, then they may find it prudent to cash in on him while they still can next summer.