Germany’s biggest newspaper Bild have a broken a potentially huge story overnight on Monday, announcing that Marco Reus has rejected a Borussia Dortmund contract extension.
According to Bild, contract talks between the player and club and Dortmund collapsed in May, and the 25-year-old German forward is now able to leave Jurgen Klopp’s outfit for €35m from 2015, as per his release-clause.
Reus, who is under contract at the Westfalenstadion until 2017, is on the radar of Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Barcelona.
Bild have now dubbed Reus as Mario Gotze II, in that the German starlet appears to be determined to leave BVB according to the terms of his get-out clause. This news comes just days after Klopp announced:
Marco [Reus] and Mats [Hummels] will be playing for us next season. I can assure everybody that there is no sign at all that either of them want to leave.
Dortmund also announced on Monday that they are looking to sell 5% equity in their football club in order to attempt to close the financial gap on Bayern Munich.
Aside from Man United, Barcelona and Bayern, we can now expect a long throng of club to line up in an effort to sign Reus as soon as he becomes available.