Bundesliga expert Jan Age Fjortoft has spoken of Marco Reus' release clause once again.
It has been a tough first season for Manchester United boss David Moyes. He has had to suffer the indignity of watching his former club Everton soar while he struggles to get a grip on things as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson.
This summer he looks set to continue his attempts at improving the side with a more guided foray into the transfer market than last year - when a slapdash approach saw him miss out on several big targets.
One player being heavily linked with the club is German international Marco Reus.
The attacker has been one of the Bundesliga’s best players for the past couple of seasons and in recent weeks has rediscovered his best form for Die Schwarzgelben.
And while Dortmund would obviously remain remiss at selling him they may have no choice.
It is common knowledge that he has a release clause in his current deal. This was confirmed in November of last year when Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted:
"Marco Reus possesses a release clause option in his current contract at our club. He could leave our club due to that. He is, however, the only player in our first-team squad that has such a contract clause."
That clause has since been speculated over for many months and one man in the know has confirmed that it is not currently active.
Jan Age Fjortoft, a German football correspondent and former Premier League player, has been speaking about the clause on his Twitter feed:
So United can certainly get their man. The only problem is they might have to wait a year and will have to stump up a fee of £30 million to snap him up.
If Fjortoft has his information correct - which he often does.