Arsenal are hoping to sign Marco Reus next summer…
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Arsenal are hopeful of completing the signing of Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus in a £20m deal. But the Gunners fans will have to wait until next season to see the German in North London.
Reports in the Daily Star have suggested that Arsenal are preparing to trigger a release clause in the player’s contract, which becomes active in the summer of 2015.
After Dortmund failed to tie their prize asset down to a new long-term contract earlier this year, Reus was the subject of intense transfer speculation, with the likes of Manchester United, Barcelona and Liverpool all believed to be interested.
Reus missed the World Cup through injury but that hasn’t dampened interest in the striker, and it is being reported that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning to activate his clause in 10 months time.
The Gunners have already strengthened their forward options by signing Danny Welbeck from United for £16m on deadline day, after the Red Devils snapped up Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan.
But the source has suggested that Wenger has made it known to Dortmund that he will activate the release clause as soon as possible, which is in turn likely to spark a bidding war both in January and the summer.