New Delhi: Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, is the subject of major interest from top European clubs and the latest to join the race is Chelsea. Reports suggest that the 25-year-old is keen to work under Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. Reus, who has been one of Dortmund's major players to have made an impact, could leave the German giants as early as January, according to reports running on Tuesday.
The German international has become Chelsea's top priority in the transfer list and the Blues lead the race in getting his signature. Fellow German international Andre Schurrle, has failed to make much impact this season and has gone behind the likes of Willian, Oscar and Eden Hazard at Chelsea. Reports suggest that Chelsea are willing to include the winger in a swap deal for Reus. This in turn could help all parties involved.
Reus has a buy-out clause of GBP 19.65million that is set to be activated next summer but Chelsea are keen to get him before that. If Reus does come to Chelsea, it will be a major signing following the moves of Spaniards Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa this summer.
Meanwhile, the likes of fellow Premier League giants Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United have also been linked with an interest for Reus, but the latter is said to be snubbing all of them over a preferential move to Chelsea. Reus feels that Chelsea could see him win titles and develop him as a player further under Mourinho.
Dortmund's German rivals Bayern Munich, had earlier gone vocal with their interest in Reus that led to an altercation between the two clubs. The Bayern CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, had said last month that, the club could “potentially be interested” in a player of Reus’s quality.
Rummenigge had also angered Dortmund officials a few months ago by publicly revealing the player had a €25m (£19.65m) buy-out clause in his contract. Reus refuted media reports that he is keen to join the German champions. In a statement issued in October, Reus had said that, “At the moment there are a lot of people talking about my future.
There is a lot of speculation and a lot is being written. So I would like to take this opportunity to say that other people are thinking more about my future than me.”
Dortmund isn't likely to let their prized asset leave but the upcoming months could see interested clubs bid for Reus, and whether he joins Chelsea amongst them or not is yet to be seen.