Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has spoken out against reports suggesting he is on the verge of signing for Bayern Munich, insisting "other people are thinking more about my future than me."

Reus, 25, remains one of the most sought-after attacking talents in world football having been linked with moves to Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid over the past year.

However, German champions Bayern Munich have emerged as the new favourites to sign the German international with chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirming the club are "potentially interested" in activating his €25m release clause.

Bayern enjoy a somewhat frosty relationship with Dortmund given the transfers between the two clubs in recent years and ahead of meeting between the two giants on Saturday, Reus has played down talk of an imminent deal.

"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."

Bayern's comments regarding Reus have provoked the ire of Dortmund in recent weeks. The club have already seen Bayern swoop for Mario Gotze in 2013, meeting the playmaker's £36.5m release clause before tempting Robert Lewandowski away this summer after his contract at the Westfalenstadion expired.

Dortmund, the Bundesliga's runners up last season, travel to the Allianz Arena 14 points adrift of leaders Bayern in 15<sup>th place. Jurgen Klopp's side have endured a dismal start to the season where they have suffered six defeats in their opening nine games.