The Old Trafford outfit were in discussions with Borussia Dortmund over the winger but a price couldn’t be agreed, ESPN claim.
The Germany international is widely regarded as one of the most gifted young players on the planet and has starred over recent seasons for the Bundesliga outfit.
Louis van Gaal’s men have this week agreed to send Adnan Januzaj to Signal Iduna Park on a loan deal, with ESPN claiming that the respective clubs spoke about Reus’ future also.
The report claims that Dortmund were not completely against the idea of letting the former Borussia Monchengladbach man leave for the right price - which they believed to be £60 million.
However, the Premier League side were thought to be willing to go only to £50 million, the report claims.
Reus signed a new contract with Dortmund relatively recently but the rumours linking him with some of Europe’s top teams continue to fill the continent’s media.
United have signed five players this summer so far and are set to complete a deal for Anthony Martial before the transfer window closes today according to BBC Sport.