Report: Borussia Dortmund want to make decisive strides in Edson Álvarez talks in the coming week

Edson Álvarez (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)
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Borussia Dortmund and Ajax are reportedly hoping to take decisive strides and hash out an agreement over the transfer of Edson Álvarez in the coming week.

Edson Álvarez remains Borussia Dortmund’s top target as they look to bolster their midfield ranks this summer. The Mexico international is keen on a move to BVB, but those in charge are facing tough negotiations with Ajax as they look to secure his signature.

According to WAZ, Borussia Dortmund do not want to pay much more than 30 million euros for Álvarez. While Ajax are seeking a transfer fee in the region of 40 million euros. The newspaper further claims that all sides involved would like to take a significant step forward in the negotiations in the coming week.

Álvarez, who has two years left on his Ajax contract, revealed recently that he is likely to leave the Dutch giants this summer. Reports have claimed that the 25 year old has already reached an agreement in principle on personal terms with the Black and Yellows.

Sebastian Kehl will have to negotiate with Sven Mislintat to find an agreement on the transfer fee, and the hope will be that an agreement can be reached soon.

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The report from WAZ also confirms that Borussia Dortmund are looking to further bolster their midfield with the signing of Felix Nmecha, and a move for the Wolfsburg midfielder will cost them around 15-20 million euros. The 22 year old would be a more attack-minded addition to their midfield. Newcastle United are also thought to be in the race for his signature.