German outlet Sport1 claim Newcastle United are looking to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. The Germany international has entered the final 18 months of his contract, but looks set to remain.

Dahoud, 25, has been regularly linked with a move to the Premier League – but signed a two-year deal in the summer to keep him at Dortmund until 2023. The report claims Newcastle are interested in signing the midfielder.

But Newcastle are not by themselves – with a list of Bundesliga clubs also ready to sign Dahoud. The Egypt-born midfielder has been first choice for Dortmund when fit, starting 16 of his 18 appearances for Marco Rose.

While Newcastle and other German clubs are said to be interested, the report does state that a January move is ‘impossible’. It is also suggested that Dahoud is happy at Dortmund, and sees his future with the Germans.

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Dahoud to Newcastle: Just what the Toon need, but move unlikely

With the right-back role sorted, Newcastle need to quickly act and improve other areas of the squad. Centre-backs, a left-back, central midfield and a striker to replace the injured Callum Wilson.

Dahoud is just what the Toon need. A midfielder with class, but one that is also willing to put a foot in. He is a big improvement on anything the Toon currently boast – the Bundesliga website comparing him to Ilkay Gundogan.

It is not clear what kind of figure Dortmund would accept. The one issue in Newcastle’s favour is his contract and if Dortmund cannot agree longer terms, they may be forced to sell in order to get some cash for his signature.

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