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Marco Reus will not leave Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund communications director Sascha Fligge has confirmed that Marco Reus will not be leaving the club this summer.

The German forward was cruelly ruled out of the World Cup after suffering ankle ligament damage in a warm-up game last week, but that was not enough to stop speculation regarding his future at club level.

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Reus for a number of weeks and the appointment of Louis van Gaal only seemed to strengthen those reports.

Barcelona have also been linked with a £28 million move for the player, but Fligge is confident that Reus is not interested in leaving the Bundesliga outfit.

Quoted in the Daily Star, he said: “It's certain that Marco Reus won't be moving on this summer.

“First and foremost, Marco himself said that he definitely wanted to play for Dortmund next season.

“And, secondly, there would be no point in making an offer because we don't want him to leave."

If true, it would be a significant blow for Manchester United, who saw the winger as a good replacement for their faltering stars Wilfried Zaha, Ashley Young and Nani; all of which could depart Old Trafford this summer.

Van Gaal has been given as much as £200 million to spend this summer but is facing an impasse with regards to the 23-year-old. Barcelona, too, are hoping to replace a likely-to-depart Alexis Sanchez with Reus but even their pulling power is not enough to convince Reus to leave to leave Dortmund.

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