Liverpool have made contact with Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus over a summer move to Anfield, according to Tancredi Palermi.
It was reported by the Liverpool Echo that the Reds were set to table a bid of £46m for the Germany international; however, Brendan Rodgers was handed a significant blow, as Real Madrid were also said to be reportedly keen on his signature.
La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Tancredi Palermi has since discussed the speculation, and has claimed that reports of Liverpool contacting the BVB winger are accurate.
He suggests that the 26-year-old favours the Santiago Bernabeu, but the Premier League side are prepared to go head-to-head with the La Liga BBVA giants:
Liverpool’s contacts with Reus are true. Still no bid. Reus apparently more keen of Real Madrid,but Liverpool been working intensely on that
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 22, 2015
If the Reds are successful with a £46m bid for Reus, his price-tag would surpass the £35m paid for Andy Carroll to become the club’s most expensive signing [via the Mirror].
It has certainly been a busy summer for the Merseyside heavyweights, with James Milner, Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne among the six signings lured to Anfield [via Sky Sports] thus far.
Along with links that Reus is on Rodgers’ radar, Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke is set to allegedly complete his £32.5m move to Liverpool this week [via the Independent].
The club’s Northern Irish manager, however, has refused to discuss any transfer speculation on the Belgium striker, stating, “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” as quoted by the Daily Star.