Manchester United had sent scouts to watch Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus in their 3-1 win over Napoli and have overtaken Arsenal in the race for the German, according to the Daily Express.
Reus has a release clause of £29m in his contract and the Red Devils are looking to make a bid for the player in January and snatch him from the sights of other interested parties in City and Arsenal. United have failed in summer bids for Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara and Ander Herrera and need a major infusion of quality into the side if they have to defend their title this season. United are currently fifth in the table and will face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday as they look to keep sight of leaders Arsenal in the league.
Reus is among the most talented crop of German players alongside the likes of Mario Gotze, Julian Draxler and Mesut Ozil and will be a major addition to the squad if they manage to sign him. He has scored seven goals and assisted five in the Bundesliga this season and was a major factor in their journey to the final of the Champions league last season.
Meanwhile, Moyes has revealed that he has a selection dilemma ahead of their game against Tottenham, with many players staking a claim in the first team with their performances against Bayer Leverkusen. The former Everton manager believes that their 5-0 win against Bayer showed what they are capable of and insists that there will be better performances to come in the future.
"The best is to come and I still think we can continue to improve and progress. We had some little bits of inconsistency at times, which we need to try to do better with, but there have been moments that have shown we are beginning to come right back into form. That is what I hope. Midweek [against Bayer Leverkusen] certainly showed what we are capable of when we are playing well and the job is to do that week in, week out," Moyes told their official website.