Marco Reus currently learning Spanish amid Real Madrid rumours

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Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has set tongues wagging in Germany by taking up Spanish lessons, amid speculation that he will leave the Bundesliga for European champions Real Madrid next summer.

The news comes as a major blow to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City - all of whom have an interest in signing the world-class German winger.

Reus, whose contract contains a £19.6 million release clause, is one of the most sought-after players in world football at present. However, Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to keep his prized asset at Signal Iduna Park until the end of the season, with BVB currently struggling in the Bundesliga.

Reus favours Barcelona move

It was reported last month that, despite the interest from Real Madrid and the top English clubs, Reus has his heart set on a dream move to Barcelona.

The Catalan giants, however, are banned from making any new signings until January 2016, meaning Reus would need to stay with Dortmund for another 12 months if he only has eyes for Luis Enrique’s side.

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United's Spanish contingent

The Express, though, take an interesting angle on this latest news. They wonder whether Reus learning Spanish is a clue that he could be planning for a move to Manchester United.

The Red Devils have a large Spanish-speaking contingent at Old Trafford - including David de Gea, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Angel di Maria and Marcos Rojo - and learning the language would certainly help him settle in quicker if he was to join the 20-time English champions.

La Liga move more likely

But the Express also point out that Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City similarly possess a number of Spanish speakers, making a move to La Liga far more likely.

Whether either Real Madrid or Barcelona currently need another attacking winger is doubtful. Both clubs possess an abundance of world-class players similar to Reus - and despite his outstanding talent, the Germany international would have a difficult job ousting either Neymar or Luis Suarez at Barcelona, and an impossible job of displacing Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu.

Reus, who has scored three goals in seven Bundesliga appearances this season, is also on the radar of Dortmund’s domestic rivals Bayern Munich. But Klopp would surely sell to any other club on the planet, rather than run the risk of losing another star to the Bavarian behemoths.

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