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United, Arsenal, City target Reus has release clause

ESPN staff
November 12, 2013
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Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed the release clause in Marco Reus' contract that could see the midfielder leave Germany at the end of the season.

Reus has become one of Europe's most sought-after players following a series of impressive displays in the Bundesliga and Champions League, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City all reportedly keen on the 24-year-old. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain are also interested.

The reports led to rumours that Reus had an escape clause embedded into his deal upon joining the club from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2012.

The Germany international has established himself as a mainstay in Jurgen Klopp's side, but Dortmund could be powerless to stop him accepting an offer from a rival club.

"Marco Reus possesses a release clause option in his current contract at our club," Watzke told SPORT1media. "He could leave our club due to that. He is, however, the only player in our first team squad that has such a contract clause."

Reus has a contract with Dortmund until 2017, but media reports suggest a figure of £30 million could see him leave before then.

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