Arsenal & Man United Weigh Up £30m January Bids For German Forward

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Attacker has a buyout clause in his current deal at the Westfalenstadion worth a whopping £29.4m. 

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Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are all said to be pondering launching big-money offers for coveted Borussia Dortmund wide man Marco Reus when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Star.

The highly rated Germany international has been one of the stand-out players on the Continent in recent years, and now Reus’s employers in the Ruhr Valley have admitted that their star man does indeed have a release clause in his current contract at the Westfalenstadion.

Reus only moved to last season’s Uefa Champions League runners-up from fellow Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in January 2012 on a five-year deal for a fee of 17.1 million euros.

However, even in the nearly two years that the 24-year-old has been with Dortmund, the forward has proved that he has a real eye for goal, finding the back of the net on 19 occasions in total in all competitions in his first full season with his new team.

And following the recent revelation by Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke that Reus has a buyout clause in his current deal with the club, which runs until June 2017, the trio of Premier League giants are all now understood to be considering making a move for the German in January.

“Marco Reus possesses a release clause option in his current contract at our club,” Watzke toldSPORT1media.

“He could leave our club due to that.

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

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