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Manchester City lead race to sign Marco Reus.

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Manchester City are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus. Whilst Borussia Dortmund may be reluctant to sell, they have so far failed to re-negotiate Marco Reus’ contract which has a reported £20 million release that activates next summer.

The release clause has a number of Premier League giants interested – Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have all been linked with Reus since the end of last season but it appears the defending Premier League champions are the favourites to lure him to England.

Marco Reus has missed much of the start of the 2014-15 season, initially with an injury picked up before the World Cup that prevented him collecting a winners’ medal, and then an ankle injury picked up playing for Germany against Scotland in last month’s UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers.

The 25-year old amassed a stunning 25 goals and 18 assisted in 43 games in all competitions for Jürgen Klopp’s side.

Borussia Dortmund have taken just seven points from their first seven games this season, losing four times already.  The Yellow-Blacks are already 10 points behind leaders and defending champions Bayern Munich which many would consider title over already in the first week of October.

Whether Dortmund’s failure to win the Bundesliga for a third consecutive season since signing from Borussia Mönchengladbach could help City or any other side persuade Reus to leave Signal Iduna Park remains to be seen.

The Mirror have not been able to confirm whether City have made an official offer for Reus but their reports today state that Manchester City are monitoring the attacking midfielder.  However, the newspaper claims he would be a replacement for Jesús Navas on the right wing.  Marco Reus predominantly plays on the left or down the centre though.

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