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Manchester United weighing up £34m move for Dortmund ace

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Reus in action against Arsenal  (©GettyImages)
Reus in action against Arsenal (©GettyImages).

Manchester United are considering activating Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus's £34 million release clause - but face competition from the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal.

Reus has emerged as one of the best young players in Europe thanks to his stellar performances with Borussia Dortmund that helped take the German giants the Champions League final last season.

That of course has prompted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe and in particular three of the biggest in England - Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Daily Star report that Manchester United are looking at potentially activating Reus's release clause in the January transfer window.

However with Arsenal and Manchester City also monitoring the 24-year-old's situation, the Old Trafford based outfit are unlikely to have it all their own way.

Dortmund are likely to fight tooth and nail to keep hold of Reus having lost Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich last summer.

The former Borussia Mönchengladbach ace is tied to a long-term deal with Dortmund but they would be powerless to stop him leaving if he agreed terms with a club who met the release clause in his contract.

That looks unlikely to happen at present with Reus, who says he is happy to stay put for the foreseeable future.

"I live in the here and now, and therefore I am very pleased to be a Borussia Dortmund player," he told Kicker.

"I am under contract with the club until June 2017. Everything else is irrelevant, in my view."
Arsenal are believed to have been monitoring Reus, and came up against him recently when Dortmund secured a 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League.

Manchester City of course have the finances to meet the release clause, but whether they will enter the race for Reus given their abundance of riches in attack remains to be seen.

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