Cape Town - Liverpool will not be successful in their attempts to lure Marco Reus to Anfield this summer, according to reports.
Reus will instead be joining the likes of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, reports theLiverpool Echo.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly after the Dortmund and Germany star and was given the green light to make a £46 million offer for the attacking playmaker.
The Reds boss is looking to add more firepower to his squad after eventually agreeing to allow Raheem Sterling join league rivals, Manchester City.
Sources in Spain now suggest that Real Madrid will win the race for the Germany star.
The 26-year-old star battled numerous injuries last season but still managed to see his goal tally over the 10 goal mark in 29 appearances.
Reus has 9 goals in 25 appearances for the national team.