Marco Reus has emerged as a summer transfer target for Liverpool, having been linked with a switch to Manchester United in recent weeks according to reports.

The German starlet has emerged as one of the hottest young prospects in Europe, and certainly would have featured in his country's successful World Cup campaign were it not for a serious injury. 

Emerging talent

In his two seasons with Dortmund he's helped them win the Bundesliga and reach the Champions League final in 2013, where they lost out to rivals Bayern Munich. The former Borussia Monchengladbach ace has managed 30 goals in 62 league appearances for Jurgen Klopp's side - form which has certainly attracted the interest of some of Europe's biggest clubs.

It's been reported that Reus has a £29.4 million buy-out clause in his contract, which both Manchester United and Liverpool would certainly be able to pay, especially the latter given their recent windfall from the sale of Luis Suarez.

Manchester United competition

The Reds won't be able to see off competition from Manchester United that easily however; new boss Louis van Gaal is said to have been handed a sizeable transfer warchest to spend this summer in order to help the Red Devils re-establish themselves as a major force once more.

That means the two great domestic rivals could go head to head for Reus - although the youngster has previously insisted that he will remain with Dortmund for next season amidst increasing reports he could be on his way to Old Trafford.

Busy summer

With TalkSPORT carrying reports that Reus could be on his way to Liverpool, Manchester United fans have been venting their fury on Twitter. One wrote: "If Marco Reus goes to Liverpool I would be devastated. Love that guy, would be sad if I had to hate him" while another added: If United don't get Di Maria its fine but we can't let someone like Reus to join rivals Liverpool."

Both Manchester United and Liverpool are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window - and indeed have already completed five deals between them. 

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Liverpool spree

Liverpool have landed Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Emre Can, with the promise of plenty more to follow. Reports yesterday suggested boss Brendan Rodgers would be given the chance to spend a further £135 million this summer, and is after six more players.

Manchester United meanwhile have been heavily linked with moves for Arturo Vidal and Angel di Maria, wile they are also said to be targeting Reus' Dortmund team-mate Mats Hummels.

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