Borussia Dortmund teenager Christian Pulisic is stalling on signing a new contract with the German club, with Liverpool pursuing his signature.
The Reds made an £11 million bid for the United States international at the end of the summer transfer window, but saw this rejected by Jurgen Klopp‘s former side.
Pulisic has made three appearances for Dortmund so far this season, most recently in their 5-1 victory away to VfL Wolfsburg.
In this time, the 18-year-old, has scored one goal and laid on a further three assists, highlighting his potential as one of Europe’s finest young talents.
According to Sports Illustrated‘s Grant Wahl, Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is keen to tie Pulisic down to a new long-term deal.
But he is in “wait-and-see mode,” awaiting clarity over his role, with the game time he receives this season central to his decision over whether to extend beyond 2019.
Wahl also suggests that Klopp is weighing up a new bid for Pulisic, “either in January or next summer.”
Pulisic is said to be operating “beyond his salary” at this stage, and if he continues his swift progression at the Westfalenstadion, he would warrant a big-money contract in the near future.
Klopp is interested in signing both Pulisic and Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, who is believed to have an £8.5 million release clause in his contract that can be activated next summer.
A move for either hinges on the youngsters rejecting deals with their current clubs, leaving Liverpool with a tense wait over their decision.
Pulisic’s star is on the rise, having broken a number of records both with Dortmund and the USMNT, and it is likely they will need to bid higher than £11 million to secure his services in 2017.