Spanish champions, Atletico Madrid are ready to rival Premier League sides Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United for the signature of German international, Marco Reus, according to Express.
Bayern Munich have already expressed their interest in bringing the player to Allianz Arena which would be their third acquisition from their Bundesliga rivals, Borussia Dortmund after landing Mario Götze last summer and Robert Lewandowski this transfer window,both for free.
Klopp wants to sell abroad
But manager,Jurgen Klopp has refused to succumb to the pressure and sell him to their arch-rivals,rather he would prefer to let the talented winger leave for abroad.
Spanish newspaper AS reports Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone, wants a fierce attacking frontline at Vicente Calderon in 2014-15 with already Mario Mandzukic, Antione Griezmann and Arda Turan leading the attack. Reus' addition would be the perfect impetus to bolster Atletico Madrid as we go into the 2014-15 season.
Bayern Munich claim
Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have been monitoring the situation of the 25-year-old at Signal Iduna Park all summer and are hopeful of securing the deal after Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed that the buyout clause in Reus’ contract would drop from £28million to £20million next season angering Borussia Dortmund.
Reus still has three years left on his current contract and recently refused to talk over an improved deal which led to speculations of his exit from Dortmund.
Asking price could be out of reach for Atletico Madrid
Klopp has designated Reus with the vice-captaincy of the squad for 2014-15 meaning the club wants him to stay but reports indicate they are willing to listen to offers beyond £20million.
But the asking price could be a hindrance for Los Rojiblancos unless they offload some players from the squad.
Reus is on his way to full recovery from the ankle injury he sustained just before the World Cup which ruled him out of the tournament but there is no doubt he would bring quality and depth to whichever club he plays for in the upcoming season.
He made 43 appearances for Borussia Dortmund in 2013-14, scoring 23 goals with excellent crossing, finishing techniques and a specialist in direct free-kicks being his key strengths.