German outfit Borussia Dortmund have dismissed rumours that Marco Reus would be sold in the summer. The German international has been heavily linked with a move away from German soccer with Barcelona being interested in his services. Recent reports in Spain suggested that the Catalan club had already agreed a £ 28 million deal to sign the 25-year-old. However, Dortmund have confirmed that there is no truth in such rumours and that the player will be staying at the club. Reus is seen as one of the exciting prospects in world football.
Much was expected of him at the World Cup 2014, but he suffered a serious injury in Germany’s final friendly match against Armenia to be ruled out of the tournament. He recently spoke about the disappointment of having to miss out on this major tournament, but this would also allow Dortmund a great opportunity to get back to 100% before the start of the new season. The departure of Robert Lewandowski is set to make Reus the number-one striker at the club. Apart from being a striker, he is also capable of playing in several positions across the front.
Due to their failures to capture Sergio Aguero from Manchester City, it was rumoured that Barcelona have turned their attention towards Reus.
“I can definitely rule out a transfer this summer,” said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc. Manchester United are also thought to be interested in his services. After their failures to get Thomas Müller and Arjen Robben from Bayern Munich, new united manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly targeting a move for Reus. The striker has been one of best players for Dortmund for the last few years, but his presence has been overshadowed by the likes of Lewandowski and Gotze. Their departures could help him establish as one of the top players in the world.