Manchester United and Chelsea are set to receive some serious encouragement in their pursuit of Marco Reus, as Borussia Dortmund are repairing to bring in a replacement for the in-demand forward.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are also being credited with an interest in the Germany international, though the Gunners may be drawn into a dilemma with this particular deal as Reus' potential replacement is reportedly a target of Arsene Wenger.
According to the Daily Star, BVB are preparing to make a move for exciting young talent Paulo Dybala as the prospect of Reus leaving them for pastures new becomes ever more likely - even as early as January.
The report claims Jürgen Klopp's side are considering moving once the transfer window bursts open again at the turn of the year. The Gunners have also recently been linked with a possible bid for Dybala, after the Argentine put in a number of very promising performances for his club Palermo.
Other reports this week have claimed that Manchester United have begun to step up their interest in Reus and have 'got the wheels' moving over a possible deal. The Dybala reports could indicate that Dortmund have resigned themselves to losing another star player.
He is currently out with an ankle injury, but the 25-year-old is one of the most wanted young players in Europe and reports have suggested that a whole host of Europe's biggest clubs are lining up to try and sign him next summer, when a clause in his contract activates and reportedly makes him available for as little as £20million.
While it is not an insignificant sum, £20million is not exactly a great stretch for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea. Although, his replacement, Dybala, is reportedly only available for a fee in the region of £31million.
That's quite an outlay for a club such as Dortmund, whose financial restrictions have seen them lose their star players from the last two seasons, Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski, to fierce rivals Bayern Munich. Arsene Wenger is unlikely to be willing to spend £31million on a 21-year-old either.
Meanwhile, Louis van Gaal is turning Manchester United into a more attractive prospect for potential transfers with each passing week. After brushing aside Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford last weekend their winning run stood at six matches.
With all the names being mentioned as possible suitors, it appears as though Marco Reus will have his pick of the leading clubs across Europe, which is unlikely to do his ban balance any harm.