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Manchester United target Marco Reus offered pay rise

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Borussia Dortmund have offered Marco Reus a significant pay rise following interest from Manchester United, reports German newspaper Bild.

The German international has had a fine season in the Bundesliga, helping to fill the massive void left by Mario Gotze. He has scored 21 goals in all competitions from a wide position as well as contributing 14 assists.

It is, therefore, no surprise that Manchester United officials have cited Reus as a potential signing in what promises to be an unprecedented summer of spending at Old Trafford.

Despite the fact that Manchester United are managerless, sacking David Moyes last week after just 11 months in charge, they are still pushing forward with summer transfer plans and are in line to spend anywhere up to £200m on new talent this summer.

With Manchester United's wide players - Nani, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young - struggling to impress this season, Reus has been targeted to replace the aforementioned trio, who could all leave this summer.

However, Dortmund will be reluctant to lose another key star following the departure of Gotze and the impending departure of Robert Lewandowski. They recently tied Ilkay Gundogan - another United target - to a new contract and are now focusing their efforts of Reus.

Reus has been offered a deal worth £110,000-a-week to sign a new contract, which would eradicate the €35m release clause that will become active next summer.

However, it is still a massive £90,000 short of what Manchester United are reportedly willing to offer him.

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