Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that there is no chance of their star attacker leaving the club following recent reports linking him to FC Barcelona.
Manchester United were reported as the biggest admirers of Marco Reus earlier but the speculation over a transfer to Old Trafford was settled when the player himself stated last month that he was expecting to stay with Borussia Dortmund only.
However, reports coming out from Spain on Monday claimed that FC Barcelona and Reus have an oral agreement in place to take the attacker to Catalunya.
Now, the top brass of BVB has moved quickly to quash the latest rumours as Sporting Director Michael Zorc has come forward to clarify the situation.
“I can definitely rule out a transfer this summer,” Zorc was quoted by German newspaper Bild.
FC Barcelona are in the market for quality winger/attacker as Alexis Sanchez is said to be on verge of an exit from Camp Nou. Versatile player Cesc Fabregas is also on his way out and hence, Sporting Director Andoni Zubizaretta and coach Luis Enrique are looking for possible replacements.
Reus is widely considered as the best attacking talent of Germany and FC Barcelona want him in their ranks. Reus has a contract with BVB until 2017 but has a release clause of just over €35million which can be triggered from June 2015 onwards.
Marco Reus has been ruled out of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil after suffering an ankle injury during Germany’s friendly game against Armenia.
Dani Alves not ruling out PSG transfer
FC Barcelona right back Dani Alves has stressed again that a transfer to Paris Saint Germain still remains a possibility if he decides to leave Camp Nou.
FC Barcelona signed Dani Alves from Sevilla in 2008 for a world record fee of 30 million euros. However, the player is 31 now and Barca wants to replace him with promising youngster Martin Montoya.
But Dani Alves claims that he is still happy at FC Barcelona. He told ESPN Brasil: “I think PSG are a great club and I love to play for great clubs, that’s what I dream of.
“I want to play for clubs that are able to provide me with challenges.”
“PSG are a great club. If I ever have to leave Barcelona, PSG are a real possibility for me.”
Alves said that he likes short term projects more than long-term projects: “I have always said that I am not involved in long-term projects, I prefer short-term ones.
“What I want is challenges, I was born for them. And if the challenge consists of moving to some other place, I’ll be happy.”
Any decision over the future of Alves is expected to be made only after the conclusion of World Cup in Brazil.