Inter set to battle Liverpool in race for €40m rated explosive attacker

Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus has reportedly developed as a transfer target for Inter Milan.

Erick Thohir – president of Inter – has openly claimed that the Italian side are likely to be active in the January window to end the campaign in the top three of the Serie A table.

According to stories in Italy, the Nerazzurri are weighing whether to submit an offer for the 28-year-old, who has endured long-standing difficulties at Dortmund.

Reus has played just 43 games in the Bundesliga during the last two complete campaigns, while the German international is currently out with a cruciate ligament damage sustained in May.

The winger still has just under two seasons left on his deal. However, it has been suggested that Dortmund may be ready to approve an offer in the region of €40m (£35.9m).

Liverpool also holds an interest in Reus, who has earlier performed under manager Jurgen Klopp.

Meanwhile, Leeds United are keen on signing Danny Ings from Liverpool when the transfer window re-opens in winter, according to the Football Whispers section of ESPN FC.

The football website claim that the one-time England international, 25, is a major target of the Championship promotion hopefuls.

ESPN FC suggested that Leeds believe that signing Ings on loan in January could help inspire them to promotion as well as reigniting the career of the striker.

Two severe knee injuries have destroyed Ings’ two-year spell at Anfield, and he has seemed for only 17 minutes in the senior team in the last 11 months.

He made his comeback as a replacement in Liverpool’s League Cup loss to Leicester two weeks ago.

Ings is contracted to Liverpool until 2020, and it has been suggested that he could be permitted to leave on loan in January to build up his fitness and perform first-team football. Leeds would need to present a definite case to Ings, as well as negotiating a deal with Liverpool. The Daily Star report that Ings’ current contract is worth £60,000-a-week, and the Yorkshire side would need to spend a meaningful portion of his wages.