City hoping to beat plethora of suitors to German forward.
Premier League champions Manchester City have become the latest major European force to monitor the situation of German forward Marco Reus, report the Mirror, as the Borussia Dortmund star continues to resist his club’s attempts to tie him down to a new long-term deal at Signal Iduna Park.
The situation for Dortmund is particularly urgent as Reus is believed to have a clause in his deal that would allow him to leave the Bundesliga club for a fee of £20 million next summer, a price that a number of major European clubs are likely to see as a genuine bargain for one of the continent’s most dangerous attacking players.
Reus has reportedly told Dortmund that he is not interested in discussing his contract situation at the club until next summer, by which time the huge interest in his services, from the Premier League in particular, is likely to have intensified.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as La Liga duo Real Madrid and Barcelona, have all been mentioned as potential destinations for Reus, who has flourished and developed into one of Europe’s finest attacking talents since he moved from Borussia Monchengladbach to rivals Dortmund.
Having allowed Alvaro Negredo depart to Valencia this summer and with Stevan Jovetic still consistently struggling with injury, Reus could well be the extra attacking option that Manuel Pellegrini needs.