Reds receive boost in Bundesliga chase

Last Updated: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:36

Manchester United's chances of luring Marco Reus away from Borussia Dortmund have been boosted by news of his £29.4m release clause.

The Reds have been linked with a move for the German international with some reports going as far to say that a swap deal involving Shinji Kagawa going back to his former club could be on the cards.

Reus, 24, signed for Dortmund in the summer of 2012 after the Bundesliga club activated a clause in his contract at Borussia Monchengladbach.

He helped them retain the German title in his first season, making up for the loss of Kagawa, and led them to the Champions League final last season.

However, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has acknowledged there is a clause in Reus' contract, with reports putting the figure in the region of €35million (£29.4m).

"Marco Reus possesses a release clause option in his current contract at our club," Watzke told SPORT1media. "He could leave our club due to that.

"He is, however, the only player in our first-team squad that has such a contract clause."

Reus' contract runs until 2017 and speculation has claimed that Dortmund want to hand the Germany international a pay rise to remove the release clause.

Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are all touted as rivals to United for his signature if the player rejects the new deal and forces Dortmund's hand.

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