Premier League clubs on alert as Dortmund confirm Reus release clause

The Bundesliga club admitted that the talented attacker can leave for the right price.

Reus has established himself as one of Europe's best players.
Reus has established himself as one of Europe's best players.
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BORUSSIA DORTMUND HAVE revealed that star forward Marco Reus has a release clause in his contract.

The Germany international made the switch to Jurgen Klopp’s outfit on a five-year deal in July 2012, after the club agreed a fee reported to be in the region of €17.1 million with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Reus has quickly developed into a pivotal player for Dortmund and the 24-year-old boasts seven goals in 12 Bundesliga appearances this season.

His impressive form has led to rumours of a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United or Arsenal, or Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Dortmund executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has now confirmed there is a release clause in Reus’ contract, with reports suggesting the figure is approximately €35 million.

Marco Reus possesses a release clause option in his current contract at our club,” Watzke told SPORT1media. ”He could leave our club due to that.

“He is, however, the only player in our first-team squad that has such a contract clause.”

Dortmund’s hopes of reclaiming the Bundesliga title from rivals Bayern Munich were damaged by a 2-1 defeat at Wolfsburg on Saturday, which put them four points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s table-toppers.

A 1-0 setback at home to Arsenal has also left Dortmund’s UEFA Champions League hopes in the balance. They trail Arsene Wenger’s men and second-placed Napoli by three points with two Group F fixtures remaining.

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