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Sunday 17 December 2017

Blow for Liverpool as Marco Reus signs new Dortmund contract

Marco Reus with Jurgen Kloop
Marco Reus with Jurgen Kloop

Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus has signed a contract extension at the Bundesliga club until 2019, ending persistent rumours of a move Spain or England at the end of the season.

Reus, who had an injury-plagued 2014 when he also missed the World Cup which Germany won, was seen on his way out after Bayern Munich revealed he had a buyout clause in his contract.

“I am very happy with my decision to stay at BVB,” said Reus. “Dortmund is my home town and Borussia simply my club. I am looking forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans supporting us. There is a lot to do and I want to be part of that.”

"We never let ourselves be influenced by all the transfer rumours and we always saw a good chance that this exceptional player could consciously decide in favour of Dortmund," CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said in a statement.

The 25-year-old, who had played for Dortmund in his youth, joined them in 2012.

Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and Manchester United were all said to

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