The Dortmund ace’s future is far from clear, with a well publicised £20m release clause in his contract due to kick in at the end of the season.
With the Bundesliga giants struggling already this term, Reus is understood to have snubbed approaches to extend his current deal, opening the door for a transfer in January with BVB likely to be open to getting as much cash as they can for the attacker.
City have been linked with a move, but director of football Txiki Begiristain is thought to have been dissuaded by suggestions that the player himself is not open to life at the Etihad Stadium:
A source said: “City are particularly disappointed with the latest update on Reus,
“The club have put a serious amount of groundwork in on this deal but just as with Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski they are now pretty much resigned to losing out.”
Real are rumoured to be the 25-year-old’s preferred club, while the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona have also been linked with him.
Bayern Munich are keen as well, yet Dortmund are far from keen on seeing another star move to their bitter rivals – Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski have both done so in the past few years.