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Borussia Dortmund's Neven Subotic 'scouting market' for new club - agent

Neven Subotic is edging closer to leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer and is actively looking for a potential new club, the defender's agent has said.

Subotic, 27, has featured in 259 competitive matches for Dortmund since joining from Mainz in 2008. However, most of them came under his mentor Jurgen Klopp, and the Serbia international has found it difficult to win game time for BVB ever since Thomas Tuchel took over as coach in 2015.

Last season, Subotic played in only 11 matches in all competitions, and his term was also cut short because of a thrombosis in his arm. He is under contract at the Westfalenstadion until 2018.

Although Subotic, who spent large parts of the summer break working for his charitable foundation in Ethiopia, has returned to full fitness ahead of the beginning of Dortmund's preseason, he fears that he will again play a peripheral role next term.

"Currently it does not look like he will get more game time in the upcoming season," Frieder Gramm, his new agent, told kicker. "But he absolutely wants to play, and does not want to earn his money on the bench."

Grahm added in Der Westen: "We are currently scouting the market."

Der Westen reported that several clubs are interested, but no concrete offer has been made yet. Subotic has in the past been linked with a reunion with Klopp at Liverpool, and the player has said in the past that he would be keen to play in the Premier League if he were to leave Dortmund. His name has also been linked with Bundesliga side Hamburg.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said the club would not block any move despite Subotic's status as a fan favourite at the Westfalenstadion.

Zorc told kicker: "We will treat Neven's situation with the necessary and deserved respect."