Liverpool are set to battle it out with Manchester United and Arsenal for the signature of Marco Reus, after Borussia Dortmund ended contract negotiations with the German international, according to the Express.
The 25-year-old was a target for a host of top clubs in the summer, with the Premier League trio all reportedly keen.
However, Dortmund made it clear they were not willing to sell their prized asset, but Reus has since said he has no intention of signing a new contract at the Westfalenstadion.
Reus will see a £20million release clause activated at the end of the season, meaning Dortmund may look to sell for a bigger fee in January.
Reports suggest £32million would be enough to complete the deal, with Liverpool set to offer Reus a contract that would see him become the clubs highest paid player of all time.
Dortmund have made a wretched start to their Bundesliga campaign, winning just two matches in nine outings – form which has seen the club end contract negotiations with Reus.
“Nothing has changed about our intentions to continue our collaboration with Marco,” sporting director Michael Zorc said.
“But the current situation demands full focus from everybody at the club.
“Our biggest priority at the moment is to get out of this difficult situation. Everything else comes after that for now.”