Marco Reus' agent has confirmed that a number of clubs are making moves to sign his client, but does not believe he will leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.
Dirk Hebel confirmed that Reus will be free to leave the Bundesliga club in 2015 when a €35 million release clause in his contract becomes active. Both Manchester United & Liverpool are believed to be among the clubs involved.
Major European interest
Despite the fact clubs will be facing a premium if they want to buy Reus this summer, Hebel confirmed a number of clubs are still making moves to sign him. He does, however, believe these moves will ultimately fail.
He told Bild: "Marco would improve any of Europe's top clubs so it is only natural that many of these clubs are making moves for him.
"However, all he would like right now is to get completely fit again and return to action even stronger than before. Everything else is currently on the backburner."
Reus has three years left on his contract at Borussia Dortmund but reports had circulated suggesting he had a release clause inserted into the deal that allowed him to leave for €35 million. The speculation forced Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to confirm that there is a clause in his contract but that it will only become active in 2015.
He commented: "We know that Marco Reus' get-out clause is only valid from 2015 - only then may he leave the club."
That fact has been common knowledge for a while and it is reported that Borussia Dortmund are currently trying to get the 25-year-old to sign a new deal to eradicate said clause. Their attempts, as of yet, have failed.
Premier League interest
Naturally, Premier League interest is high in Reus. Manchester United are believed to want Reus as their marquee signing this summer with Louis van Gaal looking to revolutionise the squad at Old Trafford. Where the player would fit into his 3-5-2 system, however, is anyone's guess.
Liverpool are also looking to cement their position in the top four by spending big. They have the funds after selling Luis Suarez for £75 million, but have so far failed in their attempts to replace him with another big name.
Interestingly, Arsenal were reportedly close to signing Reus before he suffered ankle ligament damage in Germany's World Cup warm-up. The Gunners went on to complete the signing of Alexis Sanchez–and altogether similar player to Reus.
That may be that for Arsene Wenger's interest, leaving Liverpool and Manchester United to fight it out. Both will have to complete with Bayern Munich, who are continuing their obsession of purchasing their rivals' best players.
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