Some reports in Spain claim that Real Madrid have a deal in place with Borussia Dortmund, that gives the club first-hand information on any bids made for German superstar, Marco Reus.
This means that should Arsenal bid for the midfield maestro, Real Madrid would be notified of the situation. If a team was to have a bid accepted for Reus, Los Blancos would have the option of matching the bid and given the first chance to talk to the player directly about a move.
This deal is said to have been arranged while thrashing out the deal which allowed Nuri Sahin’s return to Dortmund on a temporary basis in January 2013, before making his return permanent this summer.
Arsenal along with many other European giants are keen admirers of the World Cup winner, but it had been widely reported that the Gunners were readying a bid for the player following news that he had rejected the offer of a new contract.
With the player entering the final year of his current deal next summer, a move would seem highly likely in one of the next two windows. Whether Arsenal could manage to persuade the player that the Emirates should be his new home would seem unlikely now however.
If this turns out to be true, our long-term target could prove extremely difficult to acquire. Is it time for Arsenal to forget about Reus?