Liverpool are said to have begun their attempts to negotiate a deal for Manchester United target Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports from the Express.
The 26-year-old only signed a contract extension with his club back in February, but is already heavily linked with an exit as a number of European giants join the race for his signature.
Arsenal and Real Madrid are also said to be closely monitoring the situation of the Germany international ahead of the new campaign.
Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri revealed that the Reds have made contact with Dortmund over a move for the winger, but are yet to table a formal bid.
However, in order for manager Brendan Rodgers to complete the signing of Reus, he may need to start the bidding around the £47million region, taking his summer spending even higher.
The attacker was struck with a number of injury problems over the course of the previous campaign, making a total of 29 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and providing a further six assists.