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Football: Dortmund's Klopp coy over signing Holtby on loan

Published on Jan 30, 2014 10:01 AM
 
Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund vs FC Augsburg in the German city of Dortmund on Jan 25, 2014. Coach Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm reports on Wednesday that Borussia Dortmund are poised to try and sign German international midfielder Lewis Holtby on loan from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Coach Jurgen Klopp refused to confirm reports on Wednesday that Borussia Dortmund are poised to try and sign German international midfielder Lewis Holtby on loan from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Dortmund are in urgent need of an attacking midfielder after Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski was ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing his cruciate knee ligament in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Augsburg.

With Holtby out of favour at White Hart Lane, Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood has indicated the Germany midfielder would be allowed to leave with Dortmund poised to take him on loan, but Klopp refused to divulge whether he would take it any further.

"I know exactly what we will do, given the situation it would be imprudent not to look," said Klopp in a press conference with the transfer window to close at midnight on Friday.

 
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