According to ESPN, the Red Devils made an enquiry over the Germany international while negotiating Adnan Januzaj’s loan move to the Westfalenstadion, but were put off after being quoted £60m by the Bundesliga outfit.
The report claims that Louis van Gaal, the United manager, has been desperate to sign another attacker along with Monaco forward Anthony Martial before the close of the summer window, and was allegedly interested in the signature of Reus.
ESPN claim that United were willing to offer £50m – but no more.
With BBC Sport announcing that Martial – an unknown entity to many Premier League supporters – is set to cost a teenage transfer record fee of £36m, it arrives with little surprise that £60m was deemed a price too steep for Reus on deadline day.
However, supporters may well be asking why United couldn’t stretch to increase their offer by a mere £10 million to secure the German international star.
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Liverpool and Real Madrid have been credited with interest for Reus this summer [Liverpool Echo via the Mirror], but the winger is set to remain with Dortmund – although he faces new competition out wide from Januzaj.