Bayern chief states intention to sign Reus.
Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has publicly stated that he expects his club to win the race for the signature of Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus, according to Bild.
The Bavarian giants have been one of many top European clubs linked with the 25-year-old in recent times, with Premier League giants such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United also known to be admirers of his.
The German international has risen to become regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in the world during his time with Dortmund, and he could now be the latest of their stars to leave the club for a big move to their Bundesliga title rivals.
The likes of Mario Goetze and Robert Lewandowski have already swapped Dortmund for Bayern in the last couple of years, and the loss of Reus would be another major blow for Jurgen Klopp, who has done well to assemble a strong side on a limited budget against the power of Bayern.
Beckenbauer will now face the wrath of Dortmund after these latest comments, in which he says that he feels the club will struggle to hold onto Reus, and that he will end up at either Real Madrid or Man United if not at the Allianz Arena.
“I can imagine him (Reus) at Bayern very well,” he said. “If you can get a player of his class, you need to try it.
“If he doesn’t go to Bayern in 2015, he will probably go to another big club like Real Madrid or Manchester United.
“Dortmund will probably not be able to hold on to him. I can understand why Dortmund don’t like discussion about Reus.”