Manchester United are growing increasingly confident that Borussia Dortmund’s attacking winger Marco Reus will be tempted to join the Red Devils this summer.
The 24-year-old, who rose to international prominence over the course of the 2012-13 season, was watched by United scouts as Dortmund dismantled European and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena last Saturday.
With 40 goals in 85 appearances - 21 in 38 this season - Reus has excelled at Signal Iduna Park since leaving Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012. Manchester United, amongst other big European clubs including Barcelona and Manchester City, have all been linked with one of the Bundesliga’s star performers over recent months.
However, according to the Telegraph, Manchester United believe Dortmund will consider doing business with the reigning Premier League champions over the Germany international. Uncertainty currently surrounds the future of influential coach Jurgen Klopp, while star striker Robert Lewandowski has already secured a summer move to Bayern Munich.
In order to help finance a rebuilding programme, Borussia Dortmund may consider the possibility of cashing in on Reus, particularly after they managed to secure the services of star midfielder Ilkay Gundogan for another season.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Reus’s former teammate Mario Gotze - who has already won trophies after swapping Dortmund for Bayern last summer - recently let it slip that his international colleague has a dream to join the Red Devils.
“When I was at Borussia Marco (Reus) wanted a move to Man United, he hasn’t changed,” Gotze is reported to have said.
The MEN also claim that, in order to convince Dortmund into selling, Manchester United will consider the idea of using Japan international Shinji Kagawa - who produced the best football of his career at BVB - as a makeweight in a potential deal.