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The Daily Bee: Liverpool Pursuing BVB Target Donyell Malen

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Good morning, everyone. Happy Friday.

Liverpool Interested in Signing Donyell Malen

For a while, it looked like Donyell Malen’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund was going to happen relatively unimpeded. Unfortunately, things are rarely ever easy in the transfer market, and now it looks like BVB might have competition from Liverpool FC. While I was a bit concerned when I first heard the story, I was a bit more relieved when I read the Liverpool Offside’s take on the story, in which they argued that the move was unlikely because of Fenway Sports Group’s general unwillingness to negotiate with Mino Raiola, Donyell Malen’s agent.

Of course, it’s still possible that other EPL teams like Chelsea could swoop in for Malen, but for now I don’t think we have to worry about Liverpool.

BVB Have “Higher Expectations” of Thomas Meunier

Here’s an interesting article in RN (can’t recommend a subscription enough, btw) about Thomas Meunier. It’s no secret that the right back had a disappointing season with Borussia Dortmund last season, so it’s also no shock that Sporting Director Michael Zorc expects much better of him.

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