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Lewis Ambrose

Raphaël Guerreiro’s immediate Dortmund future remains in doubt


Borussia Dortmund want Raphaël Guerreiro’s long-term future to be settled before the end of the summer.

The Portuguese has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer but a transfer has not materialised.

According to Bild, PSG are not willing to pay Dortmund’s €25m asking price for the versatile midfielder as they struggle to comply with Financial Fairplay Regulations.

Speaking ahead of the start of the new Bundesliga season, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has been drawn on Guerreiro’s future.

“We would like to extend with him,” Watzke told local media Ruhr Nachrichten.

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“There are several parties involved.

“If we hear he does not want to extend (his contract), then we have to think about what we will do then.

“We owe the club a certain level of financial respectability.”

Guerreiro’s contract at the Westfalenstadion is up at the end of the season and Dortmund do not want to risk losing him for nothing.

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“Next year he could leave for free,” Watzke said. “That’s a scenario we absolutely don’t want to have.”

Guerreiro ended last season strongly and impressed in the recent 2-0 DFL Supercup defeat of Bayern Munich.

However, the club have added more depth on the flanks this summer and the 25-year-old’s absence would not be so harshly felt after the signings of Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt.