Borussia Monchengladbach have suggested they will consider cashing in on Liverpool target Mahmoud Dahoud next summer if the player refuses to sign a new contract.
Syrian-born Dahoud emerged as a target for Jurgen Klopp last summer, with The Guardian claiming the Premier League side were willing to offer up to £25m ($30.8m) to sign the talented midfielder. Their interest was met with strong resistance by Gladbach, however, with his agent later clarifying the 20-year-old had already agreed to remain at the Bundesliga club for another season.
Liverpool have continued to keep track of Dahoud this season but have been warned by Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl there is "0%" chance of the player leaving during the January transfer window. He also told Kicker: "There is no offer and there has been no offer from any club," as reported by ESPN.
Borussia Dortmund have also been credited with firm interest in Dahoud and are likely to go head-to-head with Liverpool if or when he becomes available. The Guardian claimed last August the midfielder had been offered a new deal by his club, one that he has so far refused to sign.
Gladbach remain hopeful their player will extend his stay, but Ebrel says the club will eventually have to start contemplating his exit should no agreement be met.
"Should he go into his final year of his contract next summer, you have to automatically consider what to do. But it is all speculation right now. Our wish is to extend his contract, no question. It hasn't happened yet, but we are in talks."
Dahoud has endured a mixed start to the season, making just five Bundesliga appearances to date under head coach Andre Schubert.