Blues look to get a jump on the competition for Dortmund star.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly begun talks with the agent of Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus as he looks to catapult the Blues into the lead for his signature.
The story broke on the front page of popular Spanish daily newspaper Marca, highlighting that the Premier League side will most likely provide the sternest competition for Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race prize him away from the Bundesliga.
Marca say that Roman Abramovich has been involved in Chelsea transfers more since Mourinho’s return to the club from Real, and the Russian owner is, according to Marca, increasingly keen to provide the special one with the players he wants at the right price.
With a €25m buyout clause next summer, Reus certainly falls into that category.
Mourinho has apparently already contacted Reus’ agent Volker Struth to let him know of the London club’s strong interest in the player.
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