Highly-sought after Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus is attracting interest from major European clubs, according to his agent.
The German winger has been a star in the Bundesliga for a sustained period and has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool during the transfer window so far.
Indeed, the Premier League giants were handed a further boost in their chase of Reus today when he rejected a new two-year-deal at Dortmund, sparking rumours that he could be set to leave.
And these links do not seem to be unfounded, given that Dirk Hebel, Reus’ agent, has revealed that there has been a lot of interest across the continent in his client.
“Marco would make any big European team stronger,” Hebel told German newspaper, Bild.
“That’s why it’s completely normal that a number of these major European teams are interested in signing him.
“But his main priority for now is to get back to top fitness and return to the pitch. Everything else is not important at this stage.”
The 25-year-old has been out injured recently, missing Germany’s World Cup winning campaign which he would surely have been a part of, but that has not put off Liverpool or United.
The two sides are reportedly battling it out to sign Reus, who could cost around €40 million.
The price may be reduced now his future is so uncertain as Reus has failed to commit his future to the club.
He does still have three years left on his existing contract, though, so even if the early indications are that negotiations have been unsuccessful, Dortmund still have plenty of time to sort out their prized asset’s future.
Indeed, just this week BVB manager, Jurgen Klopp stated that neither Reus nor Mats Hummels, who has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford, would be sold.
"I can assure everyone there are no indications that Mats or Marco want to leave,” he said.
"They will be playing for us in the new season.”
It means that the Bundesliga runners-up from last year are still confident of keeping their stars, although the confirmation of interest in Reus is an interesting development in a transfer saga that looks set to continue for some time yet.