Arsenal and Manchester City join the chase for Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus is attracting interest from across Europe

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Arsenal and Manchester City are understood to have joined the queue of clubs hoping to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus.

Reus, who missed Germany’s successful World Cup this summer due to a foot injury, has long been linked with a move away from the Westfalenstadion, with Liverpool and Barcelona heavily linked to the forward.

However, Arsenal and Manchester City have now reportedly joined the chase for the 25-year-old, and are set to battle it out for his services.

Reports have emerged that a clause exists in Reus’ contract that will be activated next summer, whereby the much-coveted star’s release clause will be around £25million.

Dortmund are unlikely to give up Reus without a fight however.

Speaking to Deutsche Presseagentur about the future of the German forward, Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp said: "I can tell you I have a great feeling regarding Marco Reus’ future at Borussia Dortmund.

"Marco will definitely be around at our club for quite a while."

Reus, who signed for Dortmund from Borussia Monchengladbach for £13.5m in January 2012, is also understood to have attracted interest from Manchester United, although Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has previously insisted that Reus rejected a move there this summer.

"He had an offer for a lot of money from Manchester United and he has not gone," Cerezo told Onda Cero.

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The 25-year-old’s agent Dirk Hebel told Bild: "Marco would improve any of Europe’s top clubs so it is only natural that many of these clubs are making moves for him."

Reus recently returned from the injury that forced his World Cup lay-off, and has picked up where he left off with one goal in his two appearances so far this season.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke also remains certain that Reus’ future lay at the club.

"Marco is a boy from Dortmund," Watzke said.

"His feet are on the ground and his heart is in the right place. Despite his success, he decided himself to stay."

Reus has scored 43 goals in 92 games in all competitions since joining Dortmund two-and-a-half-years ago, with 41 goals coming in his three seasons at Monchengladbach.