Arsenal ahead of Man United in the race for Marco Reus [Die Welt]

German newspaper Die Welt have claimed that Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus could well end up in England with both Arsenal and Manchester United leading the chase from the Premier League.

It has been revealed in the past few days, that Reus has a 25 million euro buyout clause in his contract and that contract negotiations with Dortmund have broken down.

The fact that it was Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who told Bild “it is known that the BVB player has a get-out clause of €25m,” has only further enraged Dortmund, who have lost Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to the Bundesliga champions in recent seasons.

As a result, Dortmund may be more keen to offload Reus to an English side and German newspaper Die Welt claims Manchester United and Arsenal are tracking developments for next summer.

Of the two sides, Arsenal are considered front runners with Arsene Wenger having been a long-term fan of Reus and “desperate to bring him to London.”

Die Welt suggest Arsenal will be keeping a keen eye on how negotiations proceed between Dortmund and Bayern Munich, but the Gunners should have no problem to pay either the release clause or an inflated fee (around 35 million euros) for Reus.

The German newspaper do not mentioned Manchester United again in their article, with the majority of the talk surrounding the spat between Bayern and Dortmund as well as Arsenal’s interest.

German journalist Rafa Honigstein has also Tweeted a couple of observations about Marco Reus heading to England, see below.