Manchester United and Arsenal have been put on red alert after it was revealed that Marco Reus’s contract talks with Borussia Dortmund have stalled, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
A new challenger has also entered the fray, with Manchester City said to be monitoring the situation.
The club have admired the German international wing wizard for several seasons, but never made a move to bring him to the Etihad Stadium.
Both former manager Roberto Mancini and current boss Manuel Pellegrini are known to be admirers of the player.
Dortmund have been absolutely unwilling to sell one of their key players, but Reus’s situation has changed.
The player has told Dortmund chiefs that he wishes to wait until the end of the season to negotiate a new contract with the club, which is a big issue for the German side.
A release clause in his contract, allowing him to move for £20 million, activates next summer, which puts the club in an uncomfortable situation.
Reus could therefore move for far less than his actual value.