Borussia Dortmund talk to Stephan El Shaarawy about replacing Premier League target Marco Reus

The AC Milan star has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea target Marco Reus.

Borussia Dortmund playmaker Marco Reus is probably Europe's most wanted player. The 25-year-old has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich, Barcelona and a host of Premier League talent in recent months.

Manchester United and Manchester City have recently been quoted in Sport Bild in holding a vested interest in the player whilst Barcelona and Real Madrid are also named - Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are also rumoured to be keen.

Reus is believed to be available at a release clause of just €25 million this summer, hence why so many teams are queuing up for this bargain.

The German international is unfortunately currently out of action. The Manchester United and City target picked up yet another ankle injury, one of many recent ailments to the same joint, which sees him out of action until the new year.

But that has not stopped speculation over his future from carrying on this week, specifically in regards to potential replacements at Dortmund.

This summer gone Dortmund lost Robert Lewandowski to Bayern and replaced him with an Italian in Ciro Immobile from Torino. If they lose Reus it looks like they will go Italian again.

It is being reported that Die Schwarzgelben have identified AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy as the perfect replacement for Reus.

The 22-year-old, who himself has battled with serious injury early in his career, has also been linked with plenty of Premier League teams in the past. The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been linked in the past year or so.

Milan are cash-strapped and Dortmund have been tracking the progress of 'The Pharoah' since February - keen to replace Reus with a placating big name.

It is reported that the forward's agent met with Dortmund staff last week and is believed to be open to a move, according to a report in Corriere della Sera.

This move from Dortmund though must give hope to interested English clubs, who will clearly put one and one together to make three, with Reus the remainder.

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