Now we know under what circumstances the Red Devils could hope to sign him.
Dortmund’s attacking midfielder Marco Reus has been probably the best Bundesliga player in the last month, and it’s no surprise that some of the biggest names in European football like Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United are interested in him.
Now he has revealed in Sport Bild what his future plans are.
He said: “Of course I have a career plan and more than that I have a valid contract. I have never talked in public about contract details. The BVB is my club, Dortmund is my home. I came back here to win some titles – which I haven’t yet. I’m feeling really very, very good here.”
So does that mean that Reus’ plan is to stay in Dortmund for the rest of his career?
Not necessarily. If he couldn’t imagine leaving Dortmund why did he insist on a release clause in his contract, which allows him to leave the club in 2015 for a fixed sum of €35 million?
Obviously it is important for him to win titles and if he gets the impression next year that this would be difficult with his current team amid Bayern's dominance, then he might consider leaving to another club.
Apart from that he’s an expert in using release clauses as he left Mönchengladbach in the same way for the fixed amount of €17 million, almost exactly half of the sum mentioned in his current contract.
If Manchester United make a convincing improvement next season then they could be back in the race for him. However, it won’t be easy for the Red Devils to sign him, even if he does leave Dortmund.