Rumour Mill: Dortmund Enter Race For Philipp

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Dom Le Roy

According to reports from TalkSport, Borussia Dortmund are prepared to fight off Spurs for the signing of 23 year old striker Maximilian Philipp.

On the 16th of May, I was able to report that Tottenham had been linked with the forward, who’d scored 9 goals in 24 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, despite picking up 3 different injuries.

Now however, German sports magazine Kicker has revealed that Borussia Dortmund have also developed an interested in the versatile youngster while on the look-out for a replacement for the injured Marco Reus.

The 28 year old German international suffered a partial ligament tear in his knee while playing in the German Cup a few weeks ago and will subsequently miss the start of the next season. As a result, Dortmund may be willing to meet the reported £17.5 million release-clause in Philipp’s contract.

Kicker have also insisted that Tottenham Hotspur and RB Leipzig remain interested in the forward.

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