Until Marco Reus moves somewhere other than Anfield, Liverpool fans will continue to cling to the hope of signing the highly-rated Borussia Dortmund forward.
Any minute chance we do have of making a deal happen has at least been handed a small boost today, with the Daily Express reporting that the German giants are lining up a replacement for their prize asset, who they state has also been linked with Real Madrid and Arsenal.
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Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen is reportedly top of Dortmund’s summer shopping list, and with the 22-year-old Dutch international favouring a similar attacking role to that Reus currently occupies, it’s easy to understand why the tabloids are getting excited.
There’s little doubt in the fact that Liverpool are long term admirers of Reus – aren’t we all – but any reports of us making a £46m bid for the 26-year-old, as the Express state, are likely to be wide of the mark.
After all, Brendan Rodgers and co have already spent big this summer on the likes of Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino, so even the sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City is unlikely to provide enough funds for such a massive outlay.
Reus has scored 53 goals in 119 games for Dortmund, but only managed 11 last season after struggling with injury.