Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been handed a massive boost in the race for Marco Reus, with reports from the Daily Star indicating that Dortmund have ended contract talks with the attacker.
The Germany international is currently one of the most sought-after players in European football, with a clause in his current deal due to activate a £20m release fee at the end of the season.
With Reus having been one of BVB’s stars for some time, his true value is likely to be around double that figure, which has alerted a host of clubs.
Arsenal, Liverpool and United are all thought to be ready to offer Dortmund around £25m-£30m in January to tempt them into an early sale, while the likes of Bayern Munich are loitering with the intent of snapping him up at a bargain rate next summer.
Westfalenstadion chief Michael Zorc says that the 25-year-old remains a key player for them, but that talks surrounding a new deal to keep him at the club for the long-term are very much on the backburner for now:
“Nothing has changed about our intentions to continue our collaboration with Marco,
“But the current situation demands full focus from everybody at the club. Our biggest priority at the moment is to get out of this difficult situation. Everything else comes after that for now.”
Dortmund have endured a tough start to the current season and sit in the bottom half of the Bundesliga table.