Date: 7th October 2014 at 6:31pm
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Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus, as Premier League champions Manchester City have entered the race for his signature, according to the Express.

The Reds tracked Reus for the duration of the summer, but were dealt a blow when Dortmund told Brendan Rodgers they were reluctant to sell.

The German is keen to leave the Bundesliga giants, and is yet to sign a contract extension.

He is set to become available for £20million at the end of the season when a buy-out-clause in his current contract is activated, meaning Dortmund are expecting a host of January offers designed to tempt them into taking some extra cash.

And Manchester City and their vast financial resources have entered the race for the 25-year-old, with Manuel Pellegrini reportedly making an official enquiry.

The City boss has asked to be given updates on the attackers availability, when considering their financial power makes them the firm favourites for the German international’s signature.