Gunners close in on move for highly-rated German international.
The national press in both Germany and the UK have linked Marco Reus to Arsenal for several months, and now the Gunners are said to be leading the chase for the talented German international.
The 25-year-old had been expected to take the World Cup by storm this summer, but a tear to his ankle ligament meant that he was forced to spend the campaign on the sidelines, though that has not diminished his demand.
He has recently been the subject of some significant interest from fellow Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, but reports have recently suggested that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now prepared to meet the player’s £19.8m release clause.
Wenger is also hoping that he can capitalise on the war of words between Bayern chef Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Dortmund counterpart Hans-Joachim Watzke.
“Borussia Dortmund has noted with some irritation that Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is currently discussing internal BVB matters in a three-day rhythm in the media,” read a statement from Watzke.
“We are sure that it is quite clear to anybody interested in football what intentions lie behind such remarks. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is also fully aware that his behaviour is only going to further damage an already tense relationship between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.”
Given the recent history between the two sides it is believed that Dortmund may not be keen on selling to Bayern and that could open the door to Arsenal should they decide to cash in.