United to edge ahead in race for German attacker.
Manchester United are set to move ahead of Arsenal in the long-term race to sign forward Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund, report the Express, with the Red Devils set to preempt the activation of Reus’ bargain buy-out clause next summer by making a January swoop for his services.
The explosive German international forward missed out on the World Cup due to an injury sustained in a pre-tournament friendly against Armenia, but he has returned to goalscoring form at the start of this season under Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.
The former Borussia Monchengladbach player, however is believed to have a buy-out clause in his contract that comes into effect next summer, allowing him to be bought for a fee of £20m and being monitored by Arsenal, with the report suggesting that the Gunners could be set to make their move in 12 months’ time.
United and Louis van Gaal are set to move in on their deal, however, making an offer for Reus in the January transfer window – ahead of the activation of this buyout clause.