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Report: Dortmund join the race for RB Leipzig target Robin Koch

By Rune Gjerulff

Borussia Dortmund are understood to have joined the race for Freiburg's Robin Koch, who has also been linked with RB Leipzig, Benfica and Napoli.

Robin Koch (Freiburg) blocking a shot from Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).
Robin Koch (Freiburg) blocking a shot from Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Christian Schroedter/POOL via Picture Point

RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are among the clubs keeping an eye on Freiburg's Robin Koch ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Sport Bild.

Koch, who can play in central defence or midfield, was already wanted by RB Leipzig in January, but his move to Red Bull Arena didn't materialize, because the two clubs were unable to agree on a transfer fee.

The German international has admitted he wants to take the next step in his career, and considering that Koch has just one year left on his contract, Freiburg will probably be looking to cash in on the 23-year-old, who has been priced at around €10 million.

With the summer transfer window approaching, Sport Bild claims that Koch remains a target for RB Leipzig, although he isn't their highest priority at the moment. However, this could change if Dayot Upamecano leaves the club this summer.

But 'Die Roten Bullen' aren't the only German club interested in Koch, according the report.

The German media outlet claims that Borussia Dortmund have the German international on their radar as they consider bringing in a defender to replace Manuel Akanji, who could be on the move after having failed to impress this season.

Koch has other suitors, including Benfica and Napoli, but would like to stay in Germany, as per Sport Bild.

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