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Rumour Mongering: Reus Plays Down Transfer Talk

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Everyone's favorite transfer target doesn't sound too terribly interested in leaving Dortmund just now.

Stuart Franklin

One of the hottest rumors for Liverpool fans for months has been the club being continually connected to a certain German star. Whenever people talk about improving Liverpool's attack, one name is almost unanimously the first to roll off everyone's tongues: Marco Reus.

There was another burst of transfer rumors involving Reus moving to Anfield recently, after talks on a contract extension were believed to have stalled between the player and Borussia Dortmund. Adding in Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's revelation of a £20 million pound buyout clause in Reus' contract that activates this summer, and things are heating up for the German dynamo.

Except, that is, until you ask Reus about it. "At the moment there are a lot of people talking about my future," Reus said in a BVB press event. "There is a lot of speculation and a lot is being written," he said in a statement. So I would like to take this opportunity to say that other people are thinking more about my future than me."

Well that was a splash of unfortunately cold water, wasn't it?

This isn't the first time Reus has said things in the media that make it sound as though he's not terribly interested in going anywhere. BVB is his home club, where he started his career and where he's had his best seasons since returning from his spells at Ahlen and then at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Of course, even if Reus did want to move, Liverpool would face stiff competition, with each of Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Bayern all hot on his trail.

While getting Reus in red would be awesome, the more time goes on the less likely it looks like it is to happen. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.