Marco Reus
Reus is one of the highly-rated stars in the German league. REUTERS

Bayern Munch legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the German giants are chasing Arsenal target Marco Reus for a possible January swoop.

Rummenigge made over 300 appearances for Bayern and scored 162 goals in his time at the club. The former forward is now the chief executive officer, as well as acting chairman for the European Club Association.

And the legend has admitted that while Arsenal have been pursuing Reus, Bayern are also looking at the possibility of making a move for the 22 year old.

"He is one of the most interesting talents. In the long term he could have a high quality," he said.

"The only criterion is quality. It's not just about money but also to get appropriate guidance to your career. When you have an offer from a big club, you have to study it."

Reus was a big target for Arsenal last summer, though with a £15 million price tag, Arsene Wenger was reluctant to agree to a deal.

The Germany international's future has been mulled over all across the country, with some club presidents arguing that if he leaves Borussia Monchengladbach for a bigger club he will not receive as much game time.

Borussia manager Lucien Favre admitted during the last transfer window that Arsenal had made an enquiry for Reus, but the club were unwilling to sell one of their top future talents.

And with the January transfer window rolling around, interest in Reus is only increasing, and the star may well choose to stay in Germany to play closer to his compatriots.

Arsenal can offer the hitman Champions League football, but so can Bayern, and both sides have a healthy transfer budget for January, allowing for a possible transfer tussle.

Reus began his career at lower league German side Rot Weiss Ahlen, before making the move to Borussia in 2009. He has starred for the club since his move, and as recently as last weekend he scored a hattrick against Werder Bremen. The triple achievement took his goal tally for the season to 10 goals in 13 matches, and numerous clubs around Europe are watching his form very closely.

Jens Lehmann was believed to have tipped off Arsenal over Reus' form, after the Gunners legend saw him in action in the Bundesliga. And with January just under six weeks away, Wenger will be paying attention to see whether he becomes more available.