Report: Gunners were set to sign which German superstar before his injury?

Arsenal were allegedly pursuing one of the Bundesliga's biggest talents before the World Cup.

The Metro are reporting that Arsene Wenger was very much interested in signing Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus last month.

Quoting Spanish sources, they believe a deal was actually on the cards between the two clubs, with a figure of €35 million mooted, before the goal scoring winger tore his ankle ligaments in the 6-1 friendly win over Armenia before the World Cup kicked off.

It ended up with the Dortmund star missing his country's successful tournament, as well as, according to these reports, a switch to North London.

Arsenal instead shifted their attention to another world class forward, bringing in Chile star Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for £35 million pounds.

Not many Gunners fans will be disappointed at having to settle for the South American, who starred in Brazil, but they might still be wondering whether there was any truth in their apparent pursuit of Reus.

Reus enjoyed a superb season for the German giants last year, scoring 23 goals in 43 games as Dortmund came in second place to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

The 25-year-old is making progress in his return from his ankle injury, stepping up his training back in Germany, though is said to have snubbed the chance to extend his contract at Die Borussen recently, amid ongoing talk from both Liverpool and Manchester United in the player, meaning that he could end up in the Premier League anyway.

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