Barcelona enter the final bidding for Dortmund striker Moukoko
The youngster is out of contract in the summer and also wanted in the Premier League
Youssoufa Moukoko, 18, is going to be one of the big names in the transfer market in the coming days, weeks and months.
The striker, out of contract at the end of the season, must decide if he leaves Borussia Dortmund in January, renew his deal with the German club or waits until he becomes a free agent in June.
Barça are following the situation closely because he is a real market opportunity, but they will only move if he's available as a free agent
Meanwhile, 'The Times' ensure that Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are in contact with Dortmund and the player to close a transfer now.
Moukoko's decision on his future is being rushed due to the pressure Dortmund are putting on him. The German club has already presented two renewal offers and are pressing to ensure he stays, but they could listen to offers in January if it becomes clear he will not sign.
The differences between Moukoko and Dortmund are big, although they are not insurmountable because the player is very comfortable where is because of the commitment they have shown in him.
He wants a salary close to six million euros and a low release clause to be able to decide his own future. Meanwhile, Dortmund have already spoken with United, Liverpool and Chelsea, clubs that would be willing to pay a fee now to ensure they beat teams waiting for him to become a free agent.
Barça have the operation on the table. The club know he is a big talent, but they would only contemplate his arrival for free and, for that to happen, Moukoko would have to give up on going to the Premier League and endure Dortmund's pressure until the summer.
Moukoko's preferred option would be Barça but that would mean enduring pressure from Dortmund until June -- although his main doubt is sporting because the competition at Barça is brutal in the attacking positions.
The young German international wants minutes so as not to stagnate and at Camp Nou it is not clear if he will have them. In any case, the Blaugrana have always seen this operation more clearly than that of the new Real Madrid player Endrick because it involves much less financial risk.
That is why Barça ruled out bidding for Endrick because they were not willing to pay the fortune that Madrid have.