Manchester City are set to challenge Arsenal in their quest to sign Borussia Dortmund forward star Marco Reus next summer, as reported by The Metro.
The German international, who missed out on this summer’s World Cup with a tragic injury shortly before the tournament, has been consistently linked with a move to another club this summer, having rejected a new deal with the Bundesliga runners up this summer.
With the transfer window shut, however, it seems that Dortmund have managed to hold onto Reus for the coming season at the least, despite repeat interest from a series of top clubs in Europe, including the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal, with the north London club said to be particularly keen on signing him.
Reports are now suggesting, however, that City are now interested in bringing Reus to the Etihad Stadium, with Txiki Begiristain, the club’s director of football, said to be working on a deal to sign the player.
With City’s Financial Fair Play restrictions set to be lifted next summer, Reus’ £25 million transfer fee would be little trouble for the Manchester club. Reus can move for that fee under the terms of his contract, which is something Dortmund were hoping to avoid.
Dortmund might, in fact, be open to the deal, hoping to stop the 21 goal star from joining country rivals Bayern Munich, as so many other stars have done in recent years.