Liverpool are said to be the front runners in the race to sign Marco Reus, with Borussia Dortmund already moving to identify a replacement for the German international, according to the Metro.
The publication claims that Liverpool have moved into pole position for the 25-year-old’s signature in recent weeks, having been alerted to the news he won’t be signing a new contract at the Westfalenstadion.
The Reds have held a long term interest in Reus, and reports suggest a deal could be on the cards as early as January, with Dortmund having identified Paris St Germain star Javier Pastore as a replacement.
Negotiations have already begun over Pastore, meaning Reus could be free to leave the club in January which would allow Dortmund to recoup some big money.
The German sees a clause activated in the summer that will allow him to leave for £20million, so Dortmund would have to look at some big offers in the upcoming transfer window very seriously.
Reports also suggest that Brendan Rodgers is willing to make Reus the club’s highest paid player in history, in a bid to see off interest from Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City.