Borussia Monchengladbach head a host of clubs interested in signing Wales winger Rabbi Matondo from Manchester City, with the 18-year-old so far refusing to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium.
As reported earlier, SPORT BILD named Gladbach as the leaders of the race for Matondo, with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Hoffenheim, Everton and Southampton also keen.
And tonight BILD (not to be mistaken with SPORT BILD) has added to the story, reporting that within the corridors of power at Gladbach, they view the exciting Matondo as the ideal successor to Thorgan Hazard, the 25-year-old brother of Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard, who is likely to leave Borussia-Park in the near future.
Furthermore, it is reported that Gladbach want to secure a commitment from Matondo as soon as possible, which could mean a bid in the January transfer window for a player under contract at City until June 2020.
City do not want to lose Matondo, who has been recorded as being even faster than Leroy Sané and Kyle Walker, but if the Liverpool-born Wales international is determined to leave, may be forced to cash in on him, with a €10 million transfer fee being mooted.
Despite his tender age, Matondo recently won his first cap with the senior Welsh national team when Ryan Giggs used him as a substitute against Albania in November.