Dortmund’s general director Michael Zorc has taken the positives from the reports linking Marco Reus with a move to Manchester United and Real Madrid while implying they are false, reports Sky Sports Italia.
It appears not a week goes by without a major European club making the front pages after yet another endless link to the German international.
Last week, it was the turn of Spanish publication El Confidencial to run a story as they conceded that Reus had agreed a deal to join Real Madrid at the end of the season for a reported € 25 million.
Such a claim, however, appears fanciful at best at this stage of the season and Dortmund sporting director Zorc has confirmed as much in an interview reported by Sky Sports Italia.
“It would seem that we constantly have 17 players on the verge of moving to Real Madrid or Manchester United," he is quoted as saying. "We have been putting up with this kind of rumours on a weekly basis for the past 4 years now. But this at least confirms that we are working well."
Reports remain linking United with a move for Reus, but given their attacking talent at the club a new defender now appears to be Louis van Gaal’s top priority.
The 25-year-old’s future at Dortmund, however, does look uncertain given the club’s dire position in the Bundesliga table the proposition of playing next season without European football.
It has been mentioned on a number of occasions that Reus has a €25 million release clause, recently reported by El Confidencial, and for a player of his calibre such a fee appears a total bargain.