Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have all been credited with interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus - but it looks like the German international is heading to Real Madrid.
The Daily Star cites sources in Spain that claim Dortmund and Madrid have agreed a £35m fee for Reus and that the player has agreed to join the Spanish champions.
There’s been no official confirmation from any party yet, but the 25-year-old has been the subject of heavy transfer speculation for much of the season.
Borussia Dortmund’s woeful form in the Bundesliga has done little to dampen the speculation that claims Reus and his club-mate Mats Hummels will be off in the January transfer window.
Arsenal and Liverpool in particular are looking for attacking reinforcements, with Brendan Rodgers in dire need of extra quality up front. Reus would bring that but at £35m, he’s a little expensive for the Anfield club.
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Arsenal have had little trouble paying that kind of fee in recent seasons, splashing out for La Liga gems like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. And currently outside the Champions League qualification spots, Arsene Wenger could be forced into panic buying this month.
Manchester United have plenty of attacking talent at Old Trafford already, but Louis van Gaal has proved he is not against spending big money for the right player.
It looks like each Premier League club has missed the boat on Reus though.
After 17 games, Dortmund sit second bottom in the Bundesliga while injury has restricted Reus to just seven appearances and three goals so far this term.