Reus to turn to down United and sign new Dortmund contract – report

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It is believed that the Germany international prefers to extend his stay at Signal Iduna Park over a switch to Manchester.

Marco Reus’ name has been in the British media constantly over the last week, with the revelation of the attacker’s release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract of key interest.

As such, Manchester United and Arsenal are thought to be keeping tabs on the Germany international, with a move in January reportedly on the cards.

However, despite Reus’ availability for a fee believed to be in the £30 million region, a report in the British press today is suggesting that the winger will not be leaving the Bundesliga side.

The Daily Mail have reported that Dortmund have already turned down an offer for Reus from Manchester City, and are set to rebuff any further bids from cross-town rivals United or Arsenal that they receive in January.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are also ready to negotiate new terms with the former Borussia Monchengladbach attacker, which they want to conclude before the January transfer window.

Reus’ new deal would include a significant pay increase for the talented attacker, an extension on his contract to beyond 2017 and the removal of the release clause completely.

The report suggest that sources close to Reus have indicated that the in-demand winger is keen to remain at Signal Iduna Park in the meantime and will put pen to paper on any improved deal to stave off potential suitors.

Dortmund have already been stung once by a release clause in the recent past, with key playmaker Mario Gotze abandoning ship to join Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich after his fee was met last summer.

The powers that be at the German side are keen to avoid this happening again with Reus, especially given that Robert Lewandowski looks set to leave the club in the summer.

The report also suggest that another United target, Ilkay Gundogan, will also turn down the opportunity to move to Old Trafford, with a deal to take the midfielder to Real Madrid all but agreed.

As such, David Moyes will need to have a fresh look for transfer targets in January, as it appears that any advances for the Dortmund pair are likely to be unsuccessful.

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