Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has insisted that the Bundesliga club has no plans to sell Marco Reus this summer.
With reports suggesting that the Premier League giants Liverpool have suffered a huge blow in their pursuit of the Germany international after Dortmund reiterated that the midfielder is not for sale.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a number of top English clubs with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool for some time, including League rivals Bayern Munich.
Michael Zorc has insisted that Reus remains a key player at Westfalenstadion.
“[We will] definitely try to keep him long term,” Zorc told Sport1 (cited by Metro).
“Marco is not only a hugely important player for us because of his athletic performance, but also in his role as a poster boy.
“He is Dortmund-born and a figurehead for this club.”
Reus, who has a £20 million buyout clause and is currently under contract until 2017 – has made 43 appearances and scored 23 goals in all competition for the club last season.