The Bavarians’ chairman upset BVB by discussing the forward’s buy-out clause earlier this year but he feels that their interest in the Germany international is only natural
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that Bayern Munich are “obliged” to think about signing Borussia Dortmund attacker Marco Reus.
The Bavarians’ chairman provoked a furious reaction out of BVB in August by publicly discussing the Germany international’s contractual situation, claiming that the 25-year-old’s buy-out clause will drop from €35 million to €25m at the end of the 2014-15 season.
Rummenigge has now admitted that Bayern – who have lured both Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski away from Signal Iduna Park over the past 18 months – are interested in Reus’ services.
“If a German international has an exit clause and his contract is running out, Bayern is obliged to think about him,” Rummenigge told Sport 1. “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.”
Reus still has three years to run on his current deal with Dortmund and coach Jurgen Klopp is confident that the former Borussia Monchengladbach ace will commit his long-term future to the club.