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Borussia Dortmund chief Watzke: Reus can be our answer to Liverpool's Gerrard

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke is proud to have secured Marco Reus to a new contract.

Germany international Reus is wanted by a host of clubs with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid all keen on signing him.

Watzke said: "If you decide for your club in such a situation, you are down at the bottom of the table, you have offers from the biggest clubs on earth, but nevertheless you decide for your club, thus resigning a lot of financial conditions, that are those players who will be later legends in their clubs.

"Just like Uwe Seeler, who didn't go (from Hamburg) to Inter Milan, also other players, like (Steven) Gerrard at Liverpool.

"And now there is also the possibility, especially in the case of Marco, who is born here in this city."

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