Liverpool transfer news: Reds 'have made contact' with Dortmund for Marco Reus
But Real Madrid favourites to land German
Liverpool HAVE made contact with Marco Reus over a shock move to Anfield.
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.