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Arsenal Ready to Use £20m Of £170m Transfer Fund to Sign German Contract Rebel

Emirates Stadium side alerted as forward refuses to sign new contract.

Arsenal are reportedly on alert following news that German international Marco Reus is not planning to negotiate a new contract with Borussia Dortmund according to the Daily Star.

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The 25 year old’s current deal includes a release clause that becomes active next summer and would leave the Westfalenstadion side inundated with offers, the clause set at a very reasonable £20m.

Reus’s current deal runs until 2017 and as such there is little reason for the former Borussia Monchengladbach man to discuss alterations and his side’s poor start to the Bundesliga campaign will only further speculation of a likely exit.

Arsene Wenger would appear to be leading the chase, with the Arsenal manager having £170m in the bank to invest in his Emirates Stadium squad.

Reus could be the man the French boss looks to boost his attack and the possibility of teaming up with national team colleagues Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker Lukas Podolski at the north London club.

Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp brought in Reus back in the summer of 2012 when his side were reigning Bundesliga champions but the club have since fallen way off the domestic pace over the past couple of campaigns and currently sit 12th in the table having lost three of the opening six league fixtures.

Reus has been a huge success since moving to Dortmund, netting 43 goals in 92 appearances but may feel the time is right to consider a fresh challenge.

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