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Marco Reus tipped to stay at Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp believes Marco Reus will stay at the club - despite interest from clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

The German international midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from the Westfalenstadion this summer, with £28million the mooted price for the versatile 25-year-old - who can play behind the striker or on the wing.

Klopp confidence

Klopp is confident that the 21-cap international will remain with last season’s Bundesliga runners-up however, and claims to have a ‘great feeling’ about his future.

“I can tell you I have a great feeling regarding Marco Reus' future at Borussia Dortmund,” Klopp told Deutsche Presseagentur.

“Marco will definitely be around at our club for quite a while.”

Transfer blow

That news will come as a blow to interested parties, of which Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are said to be. Indeed, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are also said to be keen on bringing the player to Spain.

At the end of July, reports claimed the Red Devils were ready to move for Reus as his contract talks stalled in Germany.

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The player has not agreed a new deal with his club, and whilst his current contract expires in 2017, there is a minimum fee release clause which drops to £20million next summer - offering more hope to the likes of Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal has already made changes to the Red Devils squad after taking charge in the summer, with Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo all arriving at Old Trafford.

With seven days left in the window, there is still a chance that more players could join Manchester United - although Klopp doesn’t think it’ll be Reus on the move.

Reds' transfer race

That also scuppers the chances of Liverpool, of course, with Brendan Rodgers similarly alerted back at the end of January.

The Reds are poised to strengthen their squad further with the addition of Mario Balotelli however, and Brendan Rodgers has already strengthened his side significantly this summer.

Wenger re-think?

As for Arsenal, their link to Reus grew stronger last week amidst reports that the player flew to London for secret talks over a move to the Emirates Stadium earlier in the transfer window.

A move has failed to materialise thus far, although Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy have strengthened the Gunners’ options outfield.

Reus was reported to have sat down with Arsene Wenger to discuss the possibility of joining Arsenal, but now the chances of a move look slim.

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