Real Madrid officials met with Marco Reus' agent, Volker Struth, on Tuesday to arrange a deal for the Borussia Dortmund star for the 2015 transfer season, rather than this summer, reports in Spain claim.
The German international's future at the Bundesliga giants has been questioned in recent weeks after it was revealed he had a special release clause in his contract which allows him to leave the team in summer 2015 for as little as £25m ($15m, €18.9m).
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with his services since then while Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich were also said to be ready to battling for his services.
Nevertheless, reports in Spain recently claimed Real Madrid are set to outbid other suitors for his services, by reinvesting the £60m generated by the sale of Angel Di Maria to Manchester United in the Dortmund star.
Deal for a 2015 sale
Spanish newspaper Daily AS reports Reus's agent met with club officials on Tuesday in Madrid and they told him they are very interested in the buying the player next summer, for the 2015/16 season.
Furthermore, AS believes that the deal will not be difficult for the Spanish giants to make, as should Reus decided to leave his club, Borussia Dortmund would prefer to sell him to La Liga than Bayern. Especially as their big rival took Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski from them in the last two summers.
Nevertheless, Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke recently revealed they are confident they will keep Reus, as they are offering him a new contract.
"I know Marco, I think quite well, and I can say that things with him are not primarily about money. We will hold talks with Marco, in which it will be important to show our total package," he said.
"It consists of the economy, ambitions and extreme confidence that we give to the player. I have a feeling that our players are happy with us. For those who have moved, I had the impression it was not always compelling."