Marco Reus the subject of a £35m swoop from Manchester United again?

Marco Reus

Manchester United are reportedly set to launch another bid for £35m-rated Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus this summer.

Reus, 24, starred for Borussia Monchengladbach in 2011 and earned a move back to hometown club Borussia Dortmund, where he started his career as a seven-year-old and spent ten years with the club after that before being told he wouldn't make the grade.

He has gone on to prove them wrong, but in the best way for Dortmund, as they are now harnessing the talents of the German international, who has become a key player under manager Jurgen Klopp, hitting 40 goals in just 85 games - attracting interest from around Europe in the process.

A number of clubs, including Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid have been linked with big money swoops for Reus, but Germany press believe that it was Manchester United who had a bid rejected for Reus last summer - and that they are poised to make another attempt to sign him.

United boss David Moyes watched on as his side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich, compounding a disappointing season since he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson last summer, and as a result, Moyes is expected to conduct a full scale overhaul of his squad at the end of the season, with plenty of ins and outs expected.

The Red Devils may have bagged Juan Mata in January but Moyes is still desperate for more attacking firepower, and Reus could be the man to give United another dimension - if they fork out a whopping £35m to prise him away from Signal Iduna Park.

The potential of offering up Shinji Kagawa in part-exchange could be appealing to Dortmund, but make no mistake - if United land Reus, they will be feared once again, and he would arguably be more of a coup than Mata was earlier this year.

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