Borussia Dortmund star forward Marco Reus could head to Manchester United next summer, or even as early as January next year in the winter transfer window, if Adnan Januzaj makes his move to the Signal Iduna Park permanent.
And it is also reported that the 26-year-old Germany international was one of the top targets for the Red Devils this summer. United sent one of their promising wingers in the form of Januzaj to ply his trade with the Ruhr giants on a season-long loan this summer, and this move by United is reportedly an attempt to seal a transfer for Reus in the future, according to British newspaper Daily Star.
Reus has attracted a lot of interest from European giants such as Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Manchester City in almost every transfer window in recent times. It is believed that Manchester United have got the upper hand in the race for the player now, and a cash plus player swap deal looks on the cards next summer.
Dortmund might also eye Januzaj, 20, as the perfect long-term replacement for Reus, if the German goes the other way in the upcoming transfer window.
Reus' current market value is £60m, and his current contract with Dortmund runs until the summer of 2019. He signed an extension at the Signal Iduna Park only in February this year, and the new deal reportedly sees him pocket £145,000 a week.
The player is currently on the sidelines with a broken toe, and is set to miss the Euro 2016 qualifiers away at Scotland today. He also missed Germany's Euro qualifier against Poland at the weekend.
The toe injury was sustained during Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga game against Hertha Berlin this season. The player also missed the FIFA World Cup in Brazil last year owing to an ankle-injury.
Reus has scored 59 times for Dortmund and assisted 46 times in 129 appearances in all competitions.