Manchester United and Arsenal have both been handed a boost in their chase for German international winger Marco Reus, with the forward said to be stalling on discussing a new contract with his current club.
The player is said to be refusing to negotiate a new deal with Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season, as reported by the Daily Express.
Reus is said to favour a move to the Premier League should he decide to make the switch, but the likes of Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are all also considering a move for the 25 year old.
The fact that he is unwilling to renegotiate his contract will come as a huge boost for Arsenal and Man Utd, with Liverpool also said to be sniffing around him.
His current contract is said to include a release clause that will drop to £20 million at the end of the season, a small sum for a player of his considerable talent.
Sportbild say that the German international is not willing to enter talks until the end of the season, with Reus said to be worried about Dortmund’s transfer policy in recent seasons.
Reus has seen Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski leave in recent seasons, with both joining Bayern.