Speaking of young talent leaving the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund and striker Youssoufa Moukoko seem to be far apart on reaching an agreement on a new contract. The 18-year-old German international — who was selected for Hansi Flick’s 26-man squad at this year’s Men’s World Cup — sees his deal expire next June and could be poised to leave BVB on a free.
Chelsea FC is said to be monitoring Moukoko’s situation closely:
X News #Moukoko: Contract extension at BVB is NOT close as his agent confirms at Sky. Offer to less & NOT as reported between €5-6m. Much less! #CFC seriously pushing for him. There were concrete talks about numbers. Player wants a decision soon. @Sky_Marc @SkySportDE pic.twitter.com/1p7ynAM4kU— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) December 16, 2022
In addition to Chelsea, who have been looking for a clear nine for some time, Manchester United and Liverpool are also interested. At United, Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure has created a gap in the center of the attack. Liverpool could generally be looking for a change in the summer.
That’s a real who’s who of the footballing elite. Could BVB really let their prized wonderkid depart on a free?