Reason for United, Arsenal and Liverpool to be hopeful in Marco Reus pursuit

Marco Reus

Marco Reus is refusing to enter into contract negotiations with Borussia Dortmund, with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal waiting in the lurch.

Marco Reus has offered a substantial hint regarding his future, if reports are to be believed, and various Premier League teams will be waiting in anticipation to see how this current situation materialises.

Unhappy with his club's transfer policy, following the sale of Robert Lewandowski and Mario Goetze to fierce rivals Bayern in the past 12 months, Reus is refusing to enter into contract negotiations with Borussia Dortmund, and has no plans to do so until the end of the current campaign.

The news will come as a major boost to Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, all of whom made Reus one of their top priorities for the summer transfer window. The German international is wanted by a number of top European clubs including rivals Bayern Munich, as well as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. However, the player himself is believed to favour a Premier League switch should he quit the Bundesliga.

Of the three, Liverpool are in most desperate need of the German's services. Brendan Rodgers is yet to replace the attacking quality lost with the departure of last term's PFA Player of the Year Luis Suarez, and it's widely believed that the versatile Reus is the Uruguayan's ideal successor.

Meanwhile, both Manchester United and Arsenal spent heavily on forward-thinking players this summer, with Louis Van Gaal opting to bring in Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria and Monaco's Radamel Falcao, while Arsene Wenger secured the services of Chilean-ace Alexis Sanchez and former Red Devil Danny Welbeck. 

Both sides boast a plethora of top quality attacking players among their ranks, and from here onwards, defensive additions are likely to remain the priority. United in particular require quality and a sense of leadership at the back, while Wenger is currently struggling from a lack of depth. 

Reus' release clause is set to drop to just £20 million at the end of the season, with rumours suggesting he will look to take advantage by securing a move away from Jurgen Klopp's side, and while Liverpool are perhaps in greater need of a player of his ability, he would represent an outstanding addition to any Premier League club.

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