Arsene Wenger may not have much more time to make up his mind about this particular transfer target. Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund has been linked with us for a long while and continues to be the subject of many Arsenal transfer rumours.
But the talented and exciting Germany international will not come cheap and may not even come at all. THere is a buy out clause in his contract, believed to be more than £30 million according to a Talksport report. But any potential suitor would have to persuade him that the transfer was right for him as Dortmund are not keen to sell their star and his current deal lasts until 2017.
The report also reveals, however, that time may be running out for the Gunners, because the German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have started to make enquiries about the 25-year old, with their president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge telling the German newspaper BILD about their interest.
The Bayern chief said, “I must be open with you and tell you that we will be quietly discussing a move (for Reus) before we make up our decision.
“However, at the end of the day the player must also want to come to us. Everyone knows about the buy-out clause. At the moment I do not want to say anymore.”
Reus has previously been reported as being impressed with Arsenal Football Club, Wenger and some of our players, while also being keen on a transfer to the Premier League. But if we let the grass grow under our feet or just let Bayern Munich get ahead of us in the race for Reus, that could be the end of any hopes of bringing him to north London.
So is it time for Arsenal to get serious?