Report: Real Madrid claimed to have agreement to sign Marco Reus in July

Marco Reus

Real Madrid have reportedly beat off the competition from Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of Marco Reus.

In a report published by Spanish publication El Confidencial, Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus will join Real Madrid on a five-year contract in July.

The German international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bundesliga outfit for the best part of 18 months.

Manchester United are said to be big fans of Reus and the Daily Star recently claimed United weren't giving up on acquiring his services, whereas recent reports in the Express suggest that Chelsea are also eyeing a possible deal.

The Blues arguably have a good bargaining tool in out of favour attacking midfielder Andre Schurrle who could be deemed a like-for-like replacement.

Reus, however, reportedly favours a move to the Santiago Bernabeu and has already agreed to move to the Spanish capital if a report from El Confidencial is to be believed.

“A couple of days before the end of 2014, two Real Madrid directors travelled to Dortmund to talk with Reus with the clear message that Los Blancos will go through with the promise made with his club and the player himself. Reus will be a Madrid player from July 1st and will earn €7 million in the first year of a five-year contract,” the report states.

The fee set to be paid for Reus stands at a rather meagre €25 million as a result of a publicly-known release clause inserted into his contract.

The 25-year-old has been one of the standout performers this season in a rather disastrous campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s men, scoring three goals and assisting a further two in seven Bundesliga starts.

His likely starting position at Madrid would be among the three strikers, leaving questions open regarding the future of alleged United target Gareth Bale.

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