Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus following speculation in the British press of a potential deal.
The German international has long been courted by a number of Europe’s leading clubs after rising to fame in Dortmund following a string of fabulous performances.
He officially joined Jurgen Klopp’s men for a reported €17.1 million fee in the summer of 2012 and immediately shone alongside star players Mario Goetze, Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels.
Over the past 15 months, however, the sales of Goetze and Lewandowski and the injury to Gundogan have seen Reus become the face of Dortmund and their most desirable player.
Real Madrid and Manchester United are said to be keen on his services, with the latter reportedly one of the favourites to sign him should he leave the Bundesliga giants in the near future.
However, according to the press in recent weeks, the Red Devils could have competition from the Blues as rumours leaked of a potential cash-plus player deal for Reus including fellow German ace Andre Schurrle.
However, when questioned on the situation ahead of the Blues’ upcoming Champions League clash with Schalke, Mourinho dismissed the transfer talk by claiming he is not interested in signing the payer.
When asked by local media, Jose says Chelsea are not interested in signing Borussia Dortmund player Marco Reus. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) noviembre 24, 2014
Reus was instrumental for Dortmund last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting a further 13 in 26 Bundesliga starts.
He played a key role in Germany’s World Cup qualifying campaign but a cruel ankle injury sustained in a warm-up match ruled him out of the tournament in Brazil.