Borussia Dortmund increase contract offer to Youssoufa Moukoko

Graeme Bailey
Dortmund are still keen to keep Moukoko
Dortmund are still keen to keep Moukoko / Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Borussia Dortmund have increased their contract offer to striker Youssoufa Moukoko in an attempt to prevent him leaving on a free transfer, 90min understands.

The 18-year-old is in the final six months of his deal and Dortmund had been struggling to make any progress in negotiations, which offered hope to his lengthy list of suitors that one of the game's top young talents could be available for cheap.

Moukoko has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Newcastle United, with a switch to Camp Nou believed to be the striker's preferred move if he does leave Germany in 2023.

Having seen a number of initial offers knocked back, sources have confirmed to 90min Dortmund have submitted a renewed offer to Moukoko that comes significantly closer to meeting the teenager's demands.

While an agreement has not yet been struck, Dortmund are optimistic their latest proposal, around €10m per year including bonuses, is enough to get the job done.

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Moukoko's advisor, Patrick Williams, is currently in Spain to speak with Dortmund at their warm weather training camp in Marbella. Talks are on between Williams and club chiefs Sebastian Kehl and Hans-Joachim Watzke in the hope of reaching an agreement.

Dortmund are keen to have Moukoko's future wrapped up before they leave Spain. Their final friendly of the tour comes against Basel on Friday, after which they will head home.