MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United are reportedly monitoringmidfielder Marco Reus as they look to bolster their squad in the January transfer window.
The English Premier League champions missed out on signing several transfer targets during the summer window and manager David Moyes is desperate to avoid such a repeat in the next market.
Adding a midfielder or two to the current squad has been the main focus of Moyes since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson and the Scot, it is believe, is very interested in signing Reus.
According to the Times, Moyes assigned his assistant manager Steve Round and experienced first team coach Jimmy Lumsden to scout Reus while he was in action for Borussia Dortmund this week in the vital Champions League win over Napoli.
It is believed a move for Reus, who reportedly has a €35 million buyout clause, also involves Shinji Kagawa returning to the German side, although Moyes praised the Japan international after his performance in the convincing 5-0 drubbing at Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday.
It’s no secret that Borussia Dortmund wants to re-sign Kagawa, who is constantly being playing out of position, and the Bundesliga outfit could push once again to bring back the playmaker in the January transfer window.
Arsenal and Manchester City are also said to be interested in signing Reus.
In other Manchester United transfer news, several media outlets are reporting that Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic is also on the English Premier League side’s radar.
Sources say Rakitic, who is also being linked to Chelsea and Liverpool, would welcome a move to England, but is in no rush to decide.