Bayern Munich are considering to once again raid their Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund, with midfield sensation Marco Reus on top of their list. That's according to German newspaper Bild.
The Germany international, who joined BVB from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012, is being lined up as a suitable replacement for Franck Ribery, who turns 32 next April.
The 25-year-old, who had to watch his fellow countrymen lift the World Cup as he watched from the comfort of his own home with a foot injury, has also been tipped to join Liverpool this summer.
Premier League interest
It was originally thought that the Premier League outfit were on the verge of a tabling a £44 million for the dynamic midfielder, but it seems that Bayern are more than willing to outbid Liverpool in order to obtain the services of a player often referred to as the “German Messi.”
It is also understood that the Dortmund born midfielder is keen on staying in Germany, with the Allianz Arena club prepared to offer him favourable personal terms as they look to add a dash of youth to their ageing midfield.
Bayern raiding Borussia
If the 25-year-old was to join the Bayern, he would become the third big name to have left Borussia Dortmund in favour of the German champions with midfielder Mario Götze and striker Lewandowski swapping allegiances.
Despite FC Hollywood keen on acquiring the services of Reus, it is unlikely that Borussia Dortmund will be prepared to depart with their most influential player this season.
This comes after their manager; Jurgen Klopp described the upcoming as pivotal in their hopes of ending the current Bayern monopoly which has engulfed German football for the past two years.
If Reus was going to continue his blistering form next season where he hopes to improve upon his tally of 23 goals scored in every competition for Borussia Dortmund in the 2013-14 campaign, Bayern might have pay a premium in order to secure his signature.
At this moment in time it seems that Bayern will not be signing a big name midfielder to fill the void set by Toni Kroos who only last week joined Real Madrid, whilst also resisting the urge to purchase a younger understudy to their ageing wingers.
It was thought that the Bavarian giants alongside making stern inquires about Reus were in the early stages of making a £33 million bid for Fiorentina midfielder Juan Cuadrado who impressed whilst representing Colombia during the World Cup, but this now seems unlikely.
Just a few days ago Bayern chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge complained that fellow Bundesliga clubs were doing everything possible to hinder the clubs start to the season.
This comes after the decision to delay the start of the new campaign by one week in order to allow the seven of the clubs World Cup winners extra time to recuperate.
However, the 58 year old alongside suggesting that manager, Pep Guardiola is satisfied with his current squad, admitted that he did not want to bring in too many players of “high quality” in an attempt to give the remaining 17 teams a greater shot at Bundesliga glory.
He said: “Pep Guardiola has said that he is happy with his squad. We must also make sure that the Bundesliga does not become a one horse race.”