Marco Reus has had a tremendous season for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 21 goals and assisting 18 more in all competitions. He put on master classes against the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in recent days, raising his stock even more in the eyes of potential suitors.
The 24-year-old Reus penned a five-year contract with BVB in 2012, but according to a Bild report (h/t Goal.com) that was published days after his move to the Signal-Iduna Park was announced, he has an exit clause worth €35 million. However, the reported clause does not take effect until the summer of 2015.
Europe's top teams have not been warded off by Reus' contract details, and the English press has long been abuzz with reports linking the player with moves away from Dortmund. Few have been picked up in the German press.
FIFA agent Francois Gallardo recently told Spanish TV channel La Sexta (via Express) that Reus had issued an ultimatum to Barcelona to make him an offer, although the Catalan side's transfer ban will have put a damper on that rumour. The Express had commented that Manchester United would be keen to step in with an offer if a move to Barcelona did not materialize.
However, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insisted to Sport Bild (via ESPN) as recently as March that the club had no intention and no need to sell any star players this summer. The club's resolve may yet be tested, however, by a huge offer if Reus continues to impress for BVB and Germany.