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Report: Borussia Dortmund drop out of Malen race; door open for Liverpool

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly dropped out of the race to sign rumoured Liverpool target Donyell Malen.

The German outfit finally look set to lose Jadon Sancho to Manchester United this summer.

They are on the lookout for a replacement, which saw them linked with PSV Eindhoven striker Malen.

However, German journalist Constantin Eckner is now reporting that BVB are considering turning their attention away from the Dutchman.

They will instead target Malen’s club teammate Noni Madueke.

The Englishman is a natural winger, so would be a more direct replacement for Sancho than the striker Malen.

This could be great news for Liverpool, who have been linked to the 22-year-old by Voetball International.

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Dortmund interest in Malen should encourage Liverpool

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The fact that Borussia Dortmund were interested in Malen in the first place is promising for Liverpool.

They have a fantastic record of identifying talent. Sancho and Erling Haaland are probably the two best examples of this in recent years.

If the Reds weren’t already convinced that Malen is a top talent, they should be now.

His recent superb performance for the Netherlands at Euro 2020 is another encouraging sign.

That’s not to mention his astonishing goal and assist record for PSV, including 19 goals and eight assists last season.

Liverpool badly need to sign a forward this summer. There is a need for more competition for Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.

If Sky Germany’s report that Malen would cost just £26m is accurate, then they would be crazy to not move for him.

A natural striker who can also play out wide, he is perfect for Jurgen Klopp.

He can easily come in and challenge for a starting spot in 2021/22, before cementing himself in the first XI for years to come.

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