Tuesday, 6th May, 2014

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has expressed his complete confidence that Marco Reus will remain at the club, despite continuing speculation linking the Germany midfielder with both Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Reus has a clause in his contract, which runs until 2017, that allows him to quit Dortmund in 2015 if an interested club agree to pay €35m for his services.

Dortmund have been keen to remove the clause, but Watzke insists he does not feel at all nervous about fighting a battle to keep Reus at the club, believing the midfielder is completely happy.

"[I’m] not at all [nervous]. Quite the opposite. It's not a surprise that our players are moving into the focus of top European clubs in view of their performances. We know what we have with Marco", he told his club's site.


"On the contrary I'm quite sure that Marco likes it here with us very much and knows what he has with this extraordinary club.

"Otherwise he wouldn't be able to display these performances so consistently.

"I'm sure that Marco will celebrate more successes with Dortmund and besides we are pleased about the way Jurgen Klopp and for example Mats Hummels have expressed their feelings of belonging to Dortmund again and again over recent weeks. That shows that we are on the path to fulfil sporting ambitions."

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