Manchester United and Dortmund again linked with swap deal

Marco Reus

Manchester United are reportedly looking at making a summer swoop for Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus – with Shinji Kagawa going in the other direction.

According to The Mirror, Manchester United are looking at Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus as their solution to the much-publicised midfield problem, and will use Shinji Kagawa to sweeten the deal.

German international Reus has been linked with a move away from Dortmund for much of the season, with La Liga giants Barcelona reportedly willing to rival United for his signature.

As a result of Bayern Munich’s complete dominance in Germany, Dortmund stars may be considering leaving the Bundesliga so that they can enjoy success elsewhere.

Manchester United have their own problems themselves, as their struggling campaign may ultimately lead them to missing out on a Champions League spot for next season.

It has been reported that a failure to secure European football for next season may hinder their chances of signing the best talent, but if they are prepared to offer wages in the region of Wayne Rooney’s reported £300,000 a week, then they can take comfort in French side Monaco already disproving this theory.

The English paper says that United are willing to use Japanese internationa Kagawa as makeweight in the deal.

The 24-year-old made his name at Dortmund, but has never managed to claim a regular first-team spot at United. This season he has made just seven Premier League starts – failing to register any goals or assists.

A deal between the two is possible, however a major snag could be Reus’s transfer fee valued by transfermartk at €40million.

With a deal set to run out in 2017, it may take a sizeable chunk of Moyes’ reported £200million transfer budget – plus Kagawa – to prise the star away.

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