Marco Reus reportedly remains a summer transfer window target for Manchester United despite the Borussia Dortmund midfielder insisting he will stay with his current employers next season. The Germany international claimed only this week that ‘it is safe to say’ he will be a Dortmund player in 2014-15.
Manchester United could, however, force the issue with Reus’s Dortmund contract containing a release clause of €35 million. And, according to the Daily Express, the Red Devils are not prepared to concede defeat in their pursuit of the 24-year-old.
The club have long since identified the need for creative midfield reinforcements as imperative, and Reus would certainly providing Manchester United with more thrust in the final third. He scored 21 goals and provided 13 assists in all competitions in 2013-14, with most his appearances coming in a wide-left attacking role.
Reus is on a list of five potentially key acquisitions for Manchester United, along with Luke Shaw, Toni Kroos, Bruno Martins Indi and Mats Hummels. Approaches have already been made for Shaw, with the club reportedly prepared to pay an enormous £30 million in order to confirm the capture of the 18-year-old.
It is unclear, however, if Manchester United have formalised their supposed interest in any of these other players.