Borussia Dortmund have shown an interest in signing Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), according to Sport1.
23-year-old Germany international Neuhaus has a release clause of around €40 million – which becomes active in the summer – and would be the ideal candidate but should Borussia Dortmund miss out on Champions League football, it’s likely that the Gladbach midfielder would be out of reach for BVB.
Borussia Dortmund are ‘very interested’ in signing Neuhaus but according to Patrick Berger, an alternative to the German would be 23-year-old Locatelli, a play who they’ve shown previous interest in signing the Italian midfielder, who has played 17 Serie A games for Sassuolo this season.
Appointing Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach Marco Rose as a successor to Lucien Favre could sway Neuhaus into joining BVB, but qualifying for the Champions League would be necessary to raise funds for the German, who would want to play at the highest level.
Fellow Bundesliga side Bayern Munich and José Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur have also shown an interest in signing Neuhaus.