The director of German club Borussia Mönchengladbach has admitted the club made need to sell players in the summer, amid reported interest from Liverpool in two of their star names.
The Reds have been tentatively linked with a move for midfielder Denis Zakaria and striker Marcus Thuram ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Metro cite SportBild as saying that Liverpool are battling it out with arch rivals Manchester United for £45m-rated Zakaria's signature and that the Reds “are firmly in the race” to land him having been “courting” the 23-year-old this term.
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