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Arsenal face uphill struggle to land German star

Marco ReusArsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are still on a high after their impressive 2-0 Champions League victory over Napoli earlier in the week.

Now interesting news have reached us as the Daily Star reports that both Arsenal and Manchester City will face a fight to convince Marco Reus to depart Borussia Dortmund according to the club’s CEO.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering a January move for the 24-year-old, who has been such a success with last season’s Champions League finalists following his transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Elsewhere, Manchester City and new boss Manuel Pellegrini have also shown recent interest in the German international and the Chilean tactician was reportedly interested in securing his signing during the summer.

However Dortmund CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, has confirmed that he expects Reus to remain with BVB despite a reported release clause in his current contract.

“Marco feels very comfortable at Dortmund and we feel comfortable with him,” Watzke told said.

“He has an even closer relationship with the club and the city than Mario Gotze did and I expect him to stay.

“Marco was born here, his family live here and his whole life has always been based here. He knows that BVB is the perfect place for him. I am sure of that.”

It is suggested in the tavern that Reus’ clause makes him available for around £34 million and Gunners supporters would love to see the exciting midfielder link up with international team-mate Mesut Ozil at the Emirates Stadium.

Can either Premier League side persuade the Dortmund star to make the switch to England? Let us know your thoughts below.

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