Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign Marco Reus…
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Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign Marco Reus, leaving the path clear for Liverpool to submit a bid for the German international.
Despite already signing six players this summer, Liverpool are still targeting further additions and, according to the Sunday Express, could now step up their interest in Borussia Dortmund star Reus.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is chasing a marquee signing ahead of the club’s return to Champions League football, while the club are also looking to fill the void left by Luis Suarez’s £75m depature to Barcelona.
Reus has been linked sporadically with a move to England since turning down a new contract with Dortmund last month, and the Reds interest could be enhanced following the news that Munich will not be pursuing the player.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “I like to give myself a year in advance to make transfer decisions, but this cannot be done in football any more, in the past we have tried to clarify our transfers early, but today the philosophy is different.”
The 25-year-old missed his country’s triumphant World Cup campaign, but still hit 21 goals in 41 games for club and country last season.
Liverpool are also expected to complete the signings of Spanish full-backs Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno, from Atletico Madrid and Sevilla respectively, next week.