Man United boost: Dortmund chief makes Marco Reus contract revelation

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The Bundesliga side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watkze is playing hardball over a new deal for the Germany international.

With Borussia Dortmund toiling domestically and very unlikely to qualify for next season’s Champions League, Europe’s top clubs are hovering around their best players.

Arguably the pick of a fantastic group is Marco Reus, who has been a long-term target for some of the biggest clubs in world football including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The Germany international’s current contract stipulates that a release clause will come into play this summer, which could well see the former Monchengladbach man leave Signal Iduna Park.

Dortmund are thought to be in the process of trying to renew terms with Reus, but as yet no agreement has been reached.

In the latest twist in tail, the German side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watkze has revealed that the club are unwilling to put a release clause in Reus’ potential new deal.

“We do not want release clauses in contacts at BVB,” the chief told Sport Bild when asked about the star.

As such, the German media outlet report that the power will be in Reus’ hands, as if the player does not sign a new deal before the end of the season then the existing release clause, thought to be €25 million, will come into play.

Manchester United are said to have an eye on Reus’ team-mate Mats Hummels to bolster their defence, but with the world-class star potentially available in a cut-price deal, Louis van Gaal will surely be tempted by a double switch.

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