Marco Reus
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Barcelona are reportedly preparing a bid to sign Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool target Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund.

According to the Express, the Catalan club are looking to make the most of the current transfer window following their transfer ban being upheld by Fifa.

The La Liga club have been banned from making any signings for a year after the end of the current transfer window. The ban comes into effect in January 2015.

Therefore, Barcelona are now keen to complete further signings before the end of the current window, and the report claims that Reus is their top target.

It is believed that the Catalan giants are ready to meet Dortmund's asking price for the German midfielder and are even willing to loan him back to the Bundesliga club for the 2014/15 season.

The 25-year-old German international is said to have a £20m release-clause that comes into effect next summer, but Dortmund would rather sell him to Barcelona this summer than lose him to Bayern Munich the following year.

Apart from the Catalan club, Premier League giants Arsenal, United and Liverpool are said to be keen on signing the Bundesliga star.

However, interested clubs will have to make a substantial offer to the club and to the player in order to complete the move.

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo revealed that Reus has already turned down a big money move to Manchester United earlier in the summer after the player was linked with a switch to the reigning La Liga champions.

"I don't know where the Marco Reus rumour came from. It's a player who, at this time, is impossible to us," Cerezo said, as quoted in the Express.

"Look, he had an offer for a lot of money from Manchester United and he has not gone... we will not sign him with a lesser offer," the Atletico president added.