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Liverpool transfer news: Reds 'have made contact' with Dortmund for Marco Reus

But Real Madrid favourites to land German

Published 23/07/2015 | 08:14

Dortmund's Marco Reus is in demand
Dortmund's Marco Reus is in demand

Liverpool HAVE made contact with Marco Reus over a shock move to Anfield.

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The Metro insists the Reds are still in the market this summer for a big-money marquee transfer, on top of landing Christian Benteke, and Borussia Dortmund star Reus fits the bill.

And now respected Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri ‏says contact has been made with Reus and the Premier League big-spenders.

We are told that no bid has been made... yet... and Liverpool would have to pay £47.8 million to do business for the Germany international, but he remains a major target.

Real Madrid are also believed to be keen on Reus.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is reportedly desperate to leave Anfield and has asked his agent to find him a new club, with Lazio lining up an offer.

That's according to The Metro, which says the France international is willing to take a pay-cut in order to push the transfer to Rome through.

Liverpool may, however, restrict the move to a season-long loan with the possibility of making the deal permanent next summer.

The Reds face competition for Newcastle midfielder Olivier Kemen from AC Milan and Tottenham.

The 19-year-old was signed from Metz two years ago, but has yet to be handed a first team debut by the Magpies.

The Daily Mail says Kemen's agent has spoken to the Serie A giants and Spurs, but that Liverpool remain the front-runners.

And finally, Liverpool are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne.

Digne joined PSG from fellow Ligue 1 side Lille in 2013 for £10.5 million but fell out of favour last season and made just 15 appearances.

Now The Daily Mail is suggesting that Liverpool could be prepared to offer him a way out of France by making a bid for his services.

Digne, who has eight caps for France, could be a realistic challenger to Alberto Moreno as Liverpool's first-choice left-back.

Moreno was inconsistent in his first year at Anfield, after joining for £12 million last summer, while another alternative in the position - Jose Enrique - has fallen out of favour.

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