Manchester City are planning to offer Marco Reus a lucrative £180,000-a-week deal to convince him to swap Borussia Dortmund for the Etihad Stadium next summer, reports in Germany claim.
The German international looks to have his days numbered at the Bundesliga giants after it was revealed he has a special release clause in his contract that allows him to leave in 2015 for as little as €25m (£20m).
Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are said to be interested in meeting his "bargain" release clause but, according to German newspaper Bild, they will have to face big competition from City.
The German newspaper claims City manager Manuel Pellegrini is planning to outbid other suitors by offering the 25-year-old midfielder a lucrative £9.4m a year bid.
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently confirmed they were also interested in signing Reus, which would repeat the circumstances of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, who both swapped Dortmund for the Allianz arena during the last two summers.
"At the moment there are a lot of people talking about my future," Reus said in a statement. "There is a lot of speculation and a lot is being written. So I would like to take this opportunity to say that other people are thinking about my future more than me.
"The only thing that is certain is that we are on our way to Munich to get the points for Dortmund. Then we will hopefully return with the three points."