Spanish paper fears Arsenal will bid for Marco Reus in January

Marco Reus

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo has suggested Arsenal could bid for Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus this winter.

Catalan based newspaper Mundo Deportivo fears that Arsenal could make a move for Barcelona target Marco Reus this winter.

The Borussia Dortmund star is unlikely to move until next year with some of the biggest clubs around Europe linked with signing him.

However, MD feels Arsenal are in the driving seat because of their impressive financial position after results were announced by the North London club last week.

“Arsenal could go for Marco Reus in January. Wenger would have free rein to attempt the signing of the player – The financial figures presented by the club show that it has €216 million,” reports MD.

Dortmund have rightly been stubborn in the face of speculation over Reus future in recent times, keen to keep him at the club most likely so they can eye a new deal beyond his current contract which expires in the summer of 2017.

Any transfer for Reus away from Dortmund is unlikely to be cheap and that puts Arsenal in a good position against some of the other clubs linked with him.

Arsene Wenger has proven in the last two transfer windows that he’s capable of completing deals for higher profile individuals with Mesut Ozil arriving from Real Madrid, Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.

However, there are potential problems which could offer Barca, United and any other side interested hope of a deal.

Just how much of that cash reserve Wenger is allowed to use to improve the squad this winter and next summer is unclear.

Wenger has also been reluctant throughout his career at the North London club to do business in the middle of a season, suggesting that big deals rarely go through in January.

That suggests Arsenal could wait if they are interested in Reus, which could leave a club like Manchester United in a better position because they could have Champions League football to offer by that point.

Is Reus to Arsenal possible? Absolutely. Is Reus to Arsenal in January possible? Don’t count on it.

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