Deadline day is almost over, and the rumour mill will be put on hold for a few months at least. The latest gossip and reports come from ESPN, who say that Manchester United enquired about Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund, but were put off by their £60million asking price.
The two clubs were in talks over the loan move for Adnan Januzaj which eventually went through, and during those talks Manchester United officials enquired about the availability of the German star.
Louis van Gaal and Edward Woodward were immediately put off by the £60million asking price despite being desperate for another attacking player this summer.
ESPN go on to say that Dortmund weren’t totally against selling Marco Reus, but Manchester United only wanted to pay £50million rather than the £60million asking price.
This seems strange as the club are currently negotiating a deal to bring £36million man Anthony Martial into Old Trafford, and he’s only 19. Marco Reus is a proven player in one of the toughest leagues in the world and United were put off by the fee? I’m not so sure.