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According to Football Insider, Borussia Dortmund have made an approach to sign Liverpool winger Harry Wilson with just days left of the summer window to go.
Well, the Bundesliga side are reportedly keen to test the Reds’ resolve regarding the Wales international, and have registered their interest in landing Wilson permanently.
It would have to be a permanent deal, as Jurgen Klopp recently said that it is too late in the window for the 22-year-old or his fellow teammate Ryan Kent to depart on loan once again.
Wilson has emerged as a real talent after an excellent season on loan with Derby last term, in which he netted 16 goals in the Championship.
The Champions League winners value the young forward at over £20m, whilst Newcastle and Aston Villa are also said to be keen.
With just 11 days to go until the season starts again, the Reds have only just got Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alisson Becker back after their international commitments, whilst Sadio Mane still hasn’t returned.
They are also yet to sign a first-team addition, with only teenage duo Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott coming through the door alongside 35-year-old Andy Lonergan – the squad is fairly thin and the likes of Divock Origi and Wilson will presumably be heavily relied on in the early matches.
As a result, Liverpool can’t afford to further weaken themselves.
However, Dortmund have something that the Reds want – Jadon Sancho.
Obviously, a swap deal or a player-plus-cash deal is unlikely to happen given his huge valuation, but what could happen is that the German side give Liverpool a first refusal option on the England international if they ever do feel like his time at the Signal Iduna Park is up.
Losing Wilson would hurt Liverpool until Salah, Mane and Firmino are back firing, but it would be worth it if Dortmund allow them to have the option on Sancho.