Liverpool transfer news: Borussia Dortmund ready to renew Christian Pulisic contract

The 18-year-old was the subject of interest from Anfield during the summer transfer window

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Borussia Dortmund have expressed their desire to hold onto Liverpool target Christian Pulisic amid rumours of a summer transfer. 

The 18-year-old has been in good form for Dortmund so far this season, recording two goals and five assists in twelve games in all competitions since forcing his way into the starting line-up. 

Pulisic also holds the records of being the youngest foreigner ever to play in the Bundesliga, as well as the youngest player in the modern era to score for the United States.

The American midfielder has appeared nine times for his country since making his debut towards the end of last season, scoring three goals.

Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has had to deal with a series of injuries to key players this season, however the emergence of talented youngsters such as Pulisic has no doubt alleviated his concerns.

Liverpool are reportedly keen to bolster their attacking options after striker Danny Ings was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, while Senegal forward Sadio Mane will be away at the Africa Cup of Nations for a month.

It is believed that both Liverpool and a German club, reportedly Bundesliga newcomers RB Leipzig, made offers for Pulisic over the summer but these were swiftly rebuffed as Dortmund remain eager to hold onto their exciting prospect.

The teenager is already tied down to the Bundesliga club until 2019, however director of sport Michael Zorc claimed that “because of his development the club is ready to speak to him to prolong his contract at any time."

“There have been some offers for him in the summer window from England and from German clubs, but we would like to have him here and develop him here,” Zorc told Sports Illustrated. “We did not educate him to sell him.”

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