Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus has reportedly rejected a new contract with the German giants, putting both Liverpool and Manchester United on red alert over his availability, according to the Metro.
The Reds have reportedly targeted Reus after the departure of Luis Suarez to Catalan side FC Barcelona, who he joined earlier this month for a fee of £75 million.
The Independent reported last week that the Merseyside side were considering putting together a bid for Reus, and Bild are now suggesting that Reus has turned down a new deal with Dortmund.
While Reus’ contract with the German team doesn’t expire until 2017, they still have reason to be worried. He has a £27 million release clause in his contract that activates next summer. This might render him available at a lower price than anticipated, with Dortmund now fearful about losing him at well below his market value next year.
Manchester United have also been linked with the Germany star in the past. He is currently out injured, but interest in his signature continues to grow. Dortmund have remained adamant that he will stay this summer, having already lost Robert Lewandowski to rivals Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer.