16 October 2014 17:30
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that Bayern Munich have discussed the possibility of signing Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus.
Bayern chairman Rummenigge angered Dortmund back in August by claiming that Reus has a buy-out clause of €25million in his contract – which expires in June 2017 – that comes into effect next year.
Franz Beckenbauer then fuelled the row further, Bayern’s honorary president stating that he expects Reus to leave Signal Iduna Park.
Bundesliga champions Bayern, who have previously raided Dortmund to sign Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski, have understandably been linked with a move for Germany international Reus.
And Rummenigge has now given the first indication that it is a transfer the Bavarians are considering.
In an interview with Sport1, Rummenigge said: “If a German international has an exit clause and his contract is running out, Bayern is obliged to think about him. With Marco Reus his release clause is known.
“Whether we deal with it, I cannot seriously predict. We’ve talked too little internally about the subject.
“There are many great clubs from other countries who would be interested in signing Marco Reus.
“Of course they [Dortmund] will try to extend his contract. But at the end of the day the player will decide what he wants.”