Arsenal are considering a move to sign Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus, according to Tutto Mercato Web.
The German international has a €25m release clause in his contract, which will be activated later in the summer. He sustained an ankle injury in November and returned to action during Dortmund's goalless draw against Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena on Saturday.
Reus has been chased by top clubs from England and Europe as they look to add the midfielder to their squad. From the Premier League, Arsenal, along with Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are after his signature.
In addition to this, Spanish giants Real Madrid and Dortmund's league rivals Bayern Munich are in the frame for signing the sough-after midfielder. According to Bild, the Bundesliga winners have ended their interest in signing the German star, which has paved the way for other clubs to sign him.
The 10-time European champions want to make an approach to bring Reus to Santiago Bernabeu. However, the player's agent Dirk Hebel has claimed the coveted Dortmund star has not signed for Real and is yet to decide his future.
The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is willing to add Reus to the Arsenal squad and the north London club will make a firm approach in landing the midfielder.
They already have Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil at the Emirates, while Lukas Podolski is on-loan at Inter Milan. Should Reus join the Gunners, he will be part of the German trio at Arsenal from the next season.
Meanwhile, Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that his compatriot will continue with his current employers beyond the next season.
"The boys are 100 percent here and I have a positive feeling that the player we are talking about (Reus) will stay a bit longer," Klopp told Die Welt.
Any move from the Emirates club in signing the talented player will see them face heavy competition from their league rivals and the European giants. Arsenal will have to beat United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real in signing Reus.
Despite the constant interest for the midfielder, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is hopeful of keeping Reus at the club beyond this season.