Premier League champions Manchester United have joined the race to sign German international Marco Reus, according to the Daily Express.
Reus has been a stellar performer in the young squad of Borussia Dortmund under Jurgen Klopp.
David Moyes’ assistant Steve Round and coach Jimmy Lumsden were sent to watch Reus during the Champions League where Dortmund triumphed over Napoli with a 3-1 win.
Dortmund executive,Hans-Joachim Watzke recently said: "Marco Reus possesses a release clause option in his current contract at our club.” He also added: "He is, however, the only player in our first team squad that has such a contract clause.”
The 24-year-old’s contract runs till 2017, but Dortmund’s faltering form,especially in the Bundesliga might force them to cash in on him as soon as early next year.
The release clause is said to be £30million, which both Manchester United and Arsenal would be capable of meeting. Premier League leaders Arsenal would be serious competitors in the race to secure Reus’ services.
Moyes have struggled since taking over the reins from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford and the fact that he has been unsuccessful in his attempts to make a marquee signing during the summer hasn’t helped either.
His only summer signing Marouane Fellaini has not yet settled in Manchester, while Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher have missed chunks of the season through injury.
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