Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus has insisted that he will never follow Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich, giving Manchester United fans renewed hope that the German international will join the Premier League champions.
Reus has watched both Gotze and Lewandowski swap Dortmund for arch Bundesliga rivals Bayern in the last 12 months, with Lewandowski publicly declaring his decision to force through a summer switch to Bavaria earlier this week.
Dortmund fans are still reeling from losing two superstars to their most bitter enemies in successive seasons but Reus has offered them some comfort, declaring that even if he eventually leaves Jurgen Klopp's project signing for Bayern is an option he would not entertain.
He told The Mirror: "I wish luck to Lewa and Gotze, but Bayern will never have me. Money is not everything," he has gone on record as saying."
The 24-year-old is under contract at Dortmund until 2017 but that has not stopped persistent rumours of a future switch to Old Trafford, as United boss David Moyes bids to add star quality at the Theatre of Dreams over the next 12 months.
Klopp's side have consistently struggled to keep their best players happy over the last three years, which should give United fans hope that a sizeable summer offer would be enough to bring the attacking midfielder to Old Trafford.
United have also been linked with a move for Reus' club colleague Ilkay Gundogan over the last three months, although that interest has been stalled by the midfielder's long-term spell on the sidelines with a back injury.