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The Daily Bee (November 30, 2016): Liverpool want Pulisic, but they won’t get him

Your daily Dortmund news and notes.

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Good news: You’ve made it to Wednesday! This week since the Frankfurt defeat has been quite slow, but a chance to make things right against Monchengladbach is just a few days away.

For Frankfurt that win over us moved them all the way up to fourth place. Meanwhile Monchengladbach are stuck in 13th, 11 points off the top 4. Such is the insanity that is the Bundesliga table right now.

Anyway, on to today’s links.

The Northern Echo is reporting that Dortmund are “hoping” Middlesbrough will make a January move for Neven Subotic.

This move makes sense because it’s clearly already been tried once. The only reason Subotic isn’t a Middlesbrough player right now is because his rib injury was discovered during his medical with the Premier League club. The move would leave us a bit short-staffed in defense, but buying a defender in January might already be the plan.

Subotic recently returned from his injury to play for BVB’s reserve side. His return was a bit ahead of schedule, as reports initially were that we wouldn’t see him back until at least the new year.

The Mirror says that Liverpool are set to “step up” their interest in Christian Pulisic following the injury to Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho will miss six weeks after getting injured in the Reds recent 2-0 win over Sunderland. Jurgen Klopp’s side have already lost Danny Ings for the season, and know they will lose Sadio Mane for the African Cup of Nations soon enough. So apparently Klopp really wants Pulisic.

Maybe the interest is real, but there’s no way this transfer happens. The Mirror says we want £25 million for Pulisic, but I’d think the fee would be even higher. This type of deal would never happen in January either.

Yes, Pulisic has said it’s his dream to play in England, but he’s so young. The best thing for his development is to stay at Dortmund where he’s getting such a great chance at such a young age. He knows that. He’d only be plucked away if Liverpool really wanted to break the bank and spend more than £30 million on an 18-year-old.