Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has offered the club’s rivals for Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus a little hope.
Rummenigge has played down Bayern’s chances of snapping up the German international next year, suggesting that any Bayern interest in the player has to be measured against the calibre of other sides interested in him.
“The player has a high demand among the top European clubs, regardless of FC Bayern,” he’s quoted by Bild.
He seems cagey and rightly so, considering Jurgen Klopp has never mentioned that Reus could be available at any point this summer.
Bayern Munich are in a great position should they decide to go after Reus next year.
They offer him the chance to stay in the Bundesliga and they can compete financially with any other club interested in him.
The main interest from England reportedly comes from Liverpool and their arch rivals Manchester United.
Liverpool are in a good position where they can boast Champions League football and they have always been competitive in a financial sense.
United are thought to have been tracking him for a very long time, but have never moved on their interest, seemingly respectful of BVB’s position in relation to the midfielder.
It could be Rummenigge is simply fatigued with constant questioning over whether Bayern could mount a challenge to sign Reus.
It shouldn’t be a surprise considering Bayern have snapped up key players from their main rivals in two consecutive seasons with Mario Gotze moving for a fee and Robert Lewandowski moving when his contract expired.
Rummenigge has also suggested that his side don’t want to further strain their relationship with Dortmund but if a player of Reus’ calibre officially becomes available, Bayern are in as good a position as any other club to do a deal.