Report: Southampton to battle Liverpool in race for Borussia Dortmund winger Emre Mor

Borussia Dortmund winger Emre Mor

Southampton are reportedly keen to battle Liverpool for Borussia Dortmund's Emre Mor.

Emre Mor in action for TurkeyEmre Mor in action for Turkey

According to The Mirror, Southampton are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund winger Emre Mor – and could battle Liverpool for his signature.

The Saints announced the departure of manager Claude Puel earlier this week, but the club may well press on with their transfer window plans as they search for a new boss.

Borussia Dortmund winger Emre MorBorussia Dortmund winger Emre Mor

Speculation surrounds Dusan Tadic's future on the South Coast, and after Sofiane Boufal endured an up-and-down first season with the club, another winger could be on Southampton's summer wish list.

Now, The Mirror report that Southampton are interested in taking Borussia Dortmund teenager Emre Mor on loan this summer, after he was told he could go out in search of first-team football.

Hamburg defender Johan Djourou in action against Borussia DortmundHamburg defender Johan Djourou in action against Borussia Dortmund's Emre Mor

Mor, 19, emerged in Denmark with Nordsjaelland, and earned a move to Borussia Dortmund after just 13 appearances at club level, but his promising displays at Euro 2016 with Turkey caught the eye.

The diminutive winger with superb pace and dribbling ability, Mor has huge potential but started just five Bundesliga games last season, and understandably wants to play more regularly next season.

Southampton's Virgil van DijkSouthampton's Virgil van Dijk

Southampton could offer him that, but it's added that Liverpool are also keen, and the relationship between the two clubs – which is already in flux – could come to the fore again in the battle for Mor.

Liverpool were reported to the Premier League for making an illegal approach for Saints defender Virgil van Dijk, and with both clubs allegedly pursuing Mor, they could lock horns again this summer.

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