Manchester United remain in pole position to sign Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus if he makes a surprise decision to leave Jurgen Klopp’s set up this summer, as Liverpool are apparently baffled over the rumours that they are also in the fray for his signature.
Speculation over the weekend set fans of the Reds’ tongues wagging, with reports claiming that Brendan Rodgers had turned his attentions to Reus as he looks to replace Luis Suarez growing in number. Rumours suggested Liverpool would use £45million of the £75million they made from the sale of their prolific Uruguayan to fund a move for Dortmund’s midfield gem, and that they were hoping to steal him away before Louis van Gaal could lodge a bid of his own.
However according to the Daily Express those reports carry little significance, as the Anfield giants are perplexed at the notion of making a move for Reus.
The Express claims Liverpool bosses as baffled at the connection being generated between themselves and Reus in the media, and are instead focusing their full attentions on landing Benfica’s Lazar Markovic for £20million. Following the sale of Suarez it makes sense that the club are looking to bring in a number of attacking players to bolster their squad ahead of the new season, though it looks as though the idea of them landing Dortmund’s prized playmaker has no foundations in reality.
United trying their hand with regards to Reus has been a possibility which surfaced long before Van Gaal was stationed at the Old Trafford helm. The Red Devils have tried and failed in the past to recruit the 25-year-old, with recent reports citing that he rejected them as he preferred a move to Barcelona.
However now that Barcelona have completed the purchase of Suarez it could leave the door open for United to move once more for the German international, despite Dortmund’s stance that he will not be allowed to leave in this transfer window.
At £45million he would serve as another marquee signing for Van Gaal in his debut transfer window at United, and could be an ideal alternative to the likes of Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba if the former Premier League champions are unable to convince either of the pair to make risky moves this summer.
Reus at Dortmund
There’s no doubting that Reus will be the focal point of Klopp’s plans moving forward, particular given the fact that Robert Lewandowski has jumped ship to join Bayern Munich. As such the midfielder will be under pressure to commit his future to the club, regardless of his obvious ambitions to win major trophies that Dortmund may no longer be able to promise him.