Manchester United round-up: Marco Reus ignored Louis van Gaal's phone calls

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Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus ignored phone calls from Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal prior to signing a new contract with the Bundesliga club earlier this month.

Reus's future was the subject of intense speculation, but the Germany international - despite the huge interest in his services from a host of top European clubs - opted to extend his contract with BVB, keeping him tied down at Signal Iduna Park until 2019.

German newspaper Bild claim that Reus ignored Van Gaal's phone calls, but the Manchester United boss was not the only person snubbed by the 25-year-old.

PSG are understood to have sent a private jet to Reus in order to begin negotiations with France - but the world-class attacking winger rejected the offer - while Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Bayern Munch were also involved in the battle to lure the player away from Borussia Dortmund.

Reus's decision to sign a new contract with BVB came as a slight surprise given the club's struggles this season.

Dortmund entered the winter break inside the relegation zone are are still just four points above bottom-side Stuttgart, in 15th position.

However, Jurgen Klopp's side have won their previous two league fixtures against Freiburg and Mainz, and should have enough quality to avoid relegation - particularly once Reus returns from his ankle injury.

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Manchester United keen to sign Kyle Walker

After missing out on Reus, one player Manchester United have turned their attention to is Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker.

The Mirror claim United have made discreet enquiries about the England international's situation at White Hart Lane and could make a move when the transfer window re-opens this summer.

Walker, who currently earns £50,000-a-week, has rediscovered his best form in recent weeks - so Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to agree to the 24-year-old's sale, unless a suitable replacement can be identified and signed.

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Manchester United complete deal for Indy Boonen

And finally, the Red Devils have signed 16-year-old Belgian playmaker Indy Boonen on a three-year contract, according to HLN.

The deal bares similarities to the agreement to sign Boonen's compatriot Adnan Januzaj back in 2011; however, United's latest signing was unattached after leaving Genk last summer, whereas Januzaj was signed from Anderlecht.

Like Januzaj, Boonen is a left-footed playmaker. His younger brother, Seppe, is also understood to be on Manchester United's radar - but at 13 the goalkeeper is too young to sign a contract with the Premier League giants.

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