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Arsenal Trigger £27.5m Release Clause, German Attacker Set for Deadline Day Transfer

Emirates Stadium side look to complete personal terms in time for evening unveiling.

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Arsenal have registered a £27.5m bid for Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus, an offer that triggers the German international’s release clause, as Arsene Wenger seeks to secure a stunning transfer deadline day signing.

Wenger has been tracking the 25 year old Westfalenstadion star for some months and a long term injury to forward Olivier Giroud has led to the French boss stepping up his efforts to land the former Borussia Monchengladbach star.

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Arsene Wenger hopes to use Reus in a striking role, believing that the talented Bundesliga attacker can fill such a role, and has scouted the Borussia Dortmund man extensively ahead of an official bid for his services.

Reus is predominantly used by boss Jurgen Klopp in a supporting striker role but is a hugely adept finisher who’s versatility has led to interest from a number of Europe’s ‘Elite’ with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona known to be admirers.

Since moving to Dortmund in July 2012 Reus has racked up 43 goals in 92 appearances, and this during the club’s slump in form which has led to domestic rivals Bayern Munich easing to straightforward Bundesliga title successes in each of the past two campaigns.

Arsenal have enlisted the help of chief negotiator Richard Law to secure personal terms with Reus and Borussia Dortmund’s successful acquisition of Man United’s Shinji Kagawa could well help aid a move to bring in the German star.

Reus may be tempted by a move to join his fellow countrymen Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski at the Emirates Stadium and Arsenal are willing to hand the player a massive pay-rise with a contract offer of around £150k a week on the table.

Having seen his side fail to break down the defence of newly promoted side Leicester City on the weekend Wenger is urgently seeking reinforcements to improve his options in the final third and should his move for Reus prove successful then Arsenal are likely to loan out Yaya Sanogo to garner some much needed Premier League experience.

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