Manchester United attempted to make a move for German playmaker Marco Reus when discussing Adan Januzaj's loan deal to Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.
This has been reported by ESPN, who claim that club sources have revealed that the Red Devils were willing to spend as much as £50 million for the versatile forward, however it appears that Dortmund wanted as much as £60m for their star player.
United winger Januzaj, of course, completed a season-long loan move to the German outfit yesterday afternoon, but ultimately the Red Devils failed to step up their pursuit of Reus.
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The Dortmund ace is recognised as one of the leading attacking-midfielders in the game, but it appears that he won't be moving to Manchester anytime soon.
Despite failing to swoop for Reus, the club have secured the services of Anthony Martial for a reported fee of £36 million.
Reus the superstar
Ultimately, the addition of Reus would have been the superstar signing in the forward department that Manchester United fans were hoping for in this transfer window.
Louis van Gaal and Co., of course, have splashed the cash throughout the course of the summer, however failed to really land a world-class player up top.
In Martial and Memphis Depay, though, the Red Devils have two of the most exciting young forward players in Europe at their disposal.
Manchester United fans: Would £60m have been too much to pay for Reus? Have your say below!