Arsenal are in the market for a quality attacker and the club has decided to make last minute £40m bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus.
Arsenal are in the market for a quality attacker following Olivier Giroud’s ankle injury. Borussia Dortmund have recently made the signing of Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United and Arsenal authorities feel that the German club can be tempted to part ways with Reus with 40 million offer.
Reports coming from London have claimed that Arsenal are ready to make final signing before the closure of the transfer window and they want to test the desire of Borussia Dortmund with a lucrative bid.
The Daily Express report claims that: “Dortmund finalised an £8m deal for Kagawa yesterday. The Japanese international may have been signed as a replacement for Reus. Reus has a clause in his contract that means he is available for £25m next summer and Dortmund could look to cash in this summer. Arsenal’s need for a new striker has been well-documented although Arsene Wenger insists he will only make a signing of the right calibre before the window slams shut at 11pm.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had claimed earlier last week that he will not make any signing to replace injured Giroud but it seems now that he is reconsidering his decision.
Arsenal started their yesterday’s game against Leicester City with youngster Sanogo but he failed to impress the Frenchman. There was a demand from the fans who were present at the game to sign a quality replacement for Giroud and the Gunners management is likely to make a last minute make or break offer for Marco Reus.
The Daily Express report claims that Wenger could rekindle his interest in Reus after holding talks over the player before he got injured earlier this summer. Indeed, Arsenal could be willing to offer £40m to test Dortmund’s resolve to hold onto their prize asset.
The parent club of Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund, have made an offer of contract extension to him earlier but the player has notified to them that will not extend his stay at the club. And as per the terms of his existing contract, Resu’s exit clause will go down at 25 million euros next year if extension is not signed. Keeping this in mind, the BVB management might decide to part their ways with Reus today.