Arsenal & Manchester United target's release clause confirmed

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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Manchester United and Arsenal target Marco Reus does have a release clause in his current contract.

The German star, who has attracted the attention of a number of top European clubs with his performances since the beginning of the last season, was rumoured to have a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave the club if it was met by a rival side, and now, according to the Express, the speculation has been confirmed as true.

"Marco Reus possesses a release clause option in his current contract at our club," Dortmund executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was quoted as having said.

"He could leave our club due to that."

Manchester United and Arsenal have both been linked with the 24-year-old in recent weeks, as have the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, but Dortmund are believed to be preparing a lucrative new deal to keep him at the club- one that will not include a release clause.

Sources have suggested that the clause in his current contract could be around £34million- a fee that any of the clubs in question are likely to be happy to pay- but this has yet to be officially confirmed.

Watzke was also quick to confirm however that Reus was the only player in Dortmund's first-team squad to have a release-clause. This comes in wake of speculation that Ilkay Gundogan could be the subject of a bid, with Real Madrid leading the chase.

"He is, however, the only player in our first-team squad that has such a contract clause," Watzke added..

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