Borussia Dortmund has thwarted the advances of both Manchester United and Barcelona by insisting star winger Marco Reus is not for sale at any price this summer.
The Germany international had been linked with a big money move to premier League giants Arsenal as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid throughout last summer, but according to reports, new United boss Louis van Gaal is keen on adding the speedy German to the side as he looks to completely reinvent the look of the team after the disastrous results of last season.
It was recently reported that Reus, who has a contract with Dortmund until the summer of 2017, had agreed personal terms regarding a move to Barcelona. The Spanish giants are also set for a complete overhaul of the squad after failing to win a trophy last season with new manager Luis Enrique eager for some fresh faces.
But it is Manchester United and Louis van Gaal who hold the most interest in the German, who is set to miss the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury in a recent friendly match.
According to Michael Zorc, the sporting director at Borussia Dortmund, said that there is no way that the team will sell Reus this summer, no matter what the price offered for him.
Reus reportedly has a buyout clause of just £ 30 million but that will be triggered only after the conclusion of the 2014/15 season, which leaves Manchester United sweating it out to come to terms over a price for the player.
Although they plan to spend upwards of £ 200 million net this summer for a complete overhaul of the squad, paying over the odds for Reus is not on the agenda and they might have to turn to some alternative options to boost the side.