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Marco Reus set for Premier League switch as Dortmund contract nears end

The Premier League giants have been long-term admirers of the German midfielder, who is out until 2018 through injury

MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal are both chasing Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus – as his deal slowly runs down.

The Premier League giants have been long-term admirers of the German midfielder, who is out until 2018 with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Marco Reus is out of contract with Dortmund in 2019, and is wanted by Manchester United and Arsenal

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Marco Reus is out of contract with Dortmund in 2019, and is wanted by Manchester United and Arsenal

The 28-year-old – also being looked at by Europ’s elite – runs out of contract in the summer of 2019, and has yet to agree fresh terms.

And United and the Gunners are looking to pounce for Reus, with a shock January swoop or move next summer on the cards, according to Bild.

However, Dortmund expect the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach ace to snub their interest and pen a new contract with the club.


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Reus sparked speculation over his future last month by revealing he is considering leaving when his deal expires.

Jose Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of Reus, and could make a move in January or next summer

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Jose Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of Reus, and could make a move in January or next summer

Arsene Wenger has sent scouts to watch Reus in action a number of times over the years

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Arsene Wenger has sent scouts to watch Reus in action a number of times over the years

This put Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger on alert, with both sending scouts to watch him in recent seasons.


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But Dortmund chief Michael Zorc believes he WILL commit his long-term future to the German giants.

He said: “We see Marco with us in the long run.”

Reus – who has scored 56 goals in 125 Bundesliga games for Dortmund – has yet to make an appearance during this campaign.