Manchester United have made an enquiry as to the availability of Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus.
The German international is being chased by a host of Europe’s top clubs, including Premier League rivals Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Champions League winners Real Madrid are also known to hold an interest in him.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are also keen on Reus, and are not keen to see him leave Germany when he does move.
However, Reus is thought to be opposed to a switch there because of the political ramifications.
Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowksi’s moves to the Bavarian powerhouses caused significant consternation among Dortmund fans.
This could give Man Utd a boost, especially as they have lodged an enquiry, according to the Daily Star.
They could snap him up for only £19.7 million, due to a release clause in his contract that activates next year after the season reaches its end.