Coveted German will instead extend his stay in the Ruhr Valley beyond 2017.
Premier League champions Manchester United have suffered a huge blow in their efforts to land highly rated Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Mail.
New Red Devils head coach David Moyes is known to be a massive fan of the in-demand Germany international, and it was expected that the Scot was readying a big-money bid for Reus in January.
However, sources close to the Bundesliga giants have now indicated that United would be wasting their time approaching last season’s Uefa Champions League runners-up, with Dortmund having already rebuffed mega-rich Manchester City’s approach for Reus earlier this year.
And it is understood that even if United were to make a move for the 24-year-old at the turn of the year, they will be knocked back, with the Germans trying instead to now tie their star man down to a new long-term deal in the Ruhr Valley.
At present, Reus has a contract at Dortmund that runs until June 2017, but that deal also contains a reported buy-out clause in it worth £29.4 million, with his employers hoping the attacker will now remove that get-out clause in return for a major hike in his salary, with all the early indications suggesting that the player will soon put pen to paper on that new contract.