Liverpool are ready to move for Marco Reus with reports in Germany suggesting talks over a new contract have broken down with Borussia Dortmund, according to the Daily Star.
It is understood Reus has a £27.9million buy-out-clause that becomes active next summer, although Dortmund remain reluctant to sell.
But with negotiations over a new deal having reportedly stalled, Brendan Rodgers may well look to use some of that £75million made from the sale of Luis Suarez to land the German forward – however rivals Manchester United are also understood to be keen.
The Reds are continuing to monitor the situation, with Rodgers under pressure to land a marquee attacking signing following the sale of Suarez, and the collapse of the deal to bring Loic Remy to Anfield.
Reports in Spain also suggest the Reds could be on the verge of receiving another £12million from Barcelona, this time for the services of Daniel Agger.
Despite being the clubs vice-captain, Agger struggled for regular first team football at Anfield last season.
Rodgers has further boosted his defensive options with the £20million signing of Dejan Lovren from Southampton, which has only served to add more uncertainty surrounding the Dane’s future.