Marco Reus will reject summer move to Manchester United
Germany international plans to remain at Borussia Dortmund
Manchester United's plans to overhaul their squad this summer have been dealt an early blow after Marco Reus indicated he does not expect to leave Borussia Dortmund.
The Germany international has been strongly linked with a summer move to Old Trafford but has said he is staying with his current club until at least the end of next season.
"It's safe to say I will be playing for Borussia Dortmund also in the 2014-15 season," he told Kicker.
Reus, who has 19 international caps, has a £29.4m buy-out clause in his contract. But despite his agent being spotted at United's recent win over Norwich, he is not expecting to move this summer.
"Basically I do not need to stress all the time that I am feeling great being with the club. As far as leaving [Borussia Dortmund] that is no issue for me, and I am not affected by the transfer release clause."
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The 24-year-old added: "I am now at an age where I have to take the next step up. That means: in every game to give even more and to push myself to get better and better."
Manchester United are expected to spend as much as £200m this summer as they look to recover from a campaign that saw them finish seventh in the Premier League. However, attracting players of the right calibre might prove difficult. Last summer the club missed out on a host of targets while this time around the club will not be able to offer Champions League football.
Van Gaal remains as serious as ever though, with his eye focused on his squad as they show their credentials ahead of his squad announcement
There is also uncertainty over the next manager. Louis van Gaal is expected to be appointed but his focus will be on the Netherlands as long as they remain in contention at the World Cup.
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