Premier League outfit Southampton are ready to battle Liverpool to take young Turkish winger Emre Mor on loan from Borussia Dortmund, as reported by Mirror.
The highly-rated winger was struggling for game time for Borussia Dortmund last season and has asked to leave the club on loan this summer in order to get some game time and develop – and the German club has given a green light.
The Saints and Real Sociedad have expressed an interest but no final decision has been taken on his whereabouts for the new campaign.
Liverpool and Manchester United were also linked with the Turkish wonderkid, and with former club Nordsjælland also wanting to lure him away, the battle could intensify.
The Reds and Saints relationship have been pretty much strained after the Virgil Van Dijk case, with their pursuit being dropped after a ‘tapping up’ row erupted.
The 19-year-old winger made a total of 19 appearances for Der BVB last season, scoring one goal and providing three assists.
Die Schwarzgelben has a surplus of wingers for next season with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Ousmane Dembele, Jacob Bruun Larsen, Andre Schurrle, and the arrival of Maximilian Philipp – who is rumoured to be the successor of Marco Reus also made Emre Mor have no choice but to find some game time elsewhere.