Report: Arsenal set sights on $30 million Marco Reus


Arsene Wenger spent almost $100 million on two attackers this summer, but he isn’t stopping there.

According to reports in England, Arsenal want German international Marco Reus at the Emirates and the Borussia Dortmund ace could be available for as little as $30 million after this season as a buy out clause inserted into his contract kicks in.

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Reus, 25, missed the World Cup due to injury but has been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and now Arsenal, as the forward continues to turn heads.

It seems as though plenty of top clubs in Europe will be clambering for Reus between now and May 2015, as the the attacker has refused to sign a new deal and remove the clause. Dortmund have been bitten by this before, as Mario Gotze left BVB for Bayern Munich back in 2013 after the release clause became apparent. That news came out a few days before Bayern and Dortmund were set to clash in the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley, as Gotze went to Bayern later that summer. His good friend Reus will now be in a similar situation.

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Reus can play across any position in the front three and his pace running with the ball make him an ideal target for Arsenal. He has scored 43 goals in 92 games for BVB and the way he flows in and out of wide positions, then pops up in the center, means he’d interact with Arsenal’s other attackers seamlessly.

With fellow German internationals Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker already at Arsenal, Reus may feel at home. However, there could be quite a logjam in the forward positions if he arrives. Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Ozil, Olivier Giroud and potentially Reus, that’s six world class attackers with only three spots open in the Gunners’ 4-3-3 formation.

Hmm, let’s see how this works. Of course, Arsenal won’t be the only team looking to tempt Reus away from Dortmund next summer but they are already planning out how they can.

Report: David Silva out 2-3 weeks with ligament damage

LOGRONO, SPAIN - OCTOBER 09:  David Silva of Spain is fouled by Lars Gerson of Luxembourg during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group C match between Spain and Luxembourg at Estadio Municipal Las Gaunas on October 9, 2015 in Logrono, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Despite sitting at the top of the table in the Premier League, things are not going well for Manchester City.

Star striker and leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero suffered a torn hamstring while playing for Argentina, and now he is joined by David Silva on the injured list.

Silva lasted nine minutes in Spain’s EURO qualifying match against Luxembourg, forced off after taking a bad challenge from behind. Silva went down in pain and tried to play on, but asked for a substitution just minutes later.

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Spanish news outlet AS is reporting that Silva has suffered “lateral internal ligament damage in his right ankle,” and could face 2-3 weeks on the sidelines.

With Aguero set to miss at least a month, Silva’s injury could leave Manchester City without two of their top players in the coming weeks.

Silva has arguably been the best player in the Premier League this season, the quarterback of the City attack, which has scored a league-leading 19 goals through eight matches.

City travels to Old Trafford for the Manchester derby on October 25, which falls into that 2-3 week range for Silva’s recovery. In a match that could decide who sits top of the table, Manuel Pellegrini would be very shorthanded without Silva and Aguero.

Alejandro Bedoya to miss USMNT vs. Mexico

GLASGOW,  SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 15 :  Alejandro Bedoya of USA  in action during the International Friendly match between Scotland and USA at Hampden Park on November 15, 2013.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
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Alejandro Bedoya will not feature for the United States in the CONCACAF playoff against Mexico on Saturday, and has been replaced on the roster by Bobby Wood.

Bedoya traveled to Los Angeles from his club team Nantes in France, but Jurgen Klinsmann has announced he will be unable to play after falling ill.

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Without Bedoya, Union Berlin midfielder Bobby Wood has been added to the USMNT side. Wood scored the first two goals of his international career this summer in wins over the Netherlands and Germany, and has scored four goals in ten matches for Union Berlin this season. Wood has been training with the U.S. camp throughout the week for the upcoming friendly against Costa Rica.

Bedoya has played well for the USMNT, discounting his short performance against Brazil in September. In that match, Klinsmann played Bedoya out of position against a potent Brazil attack, and he was substituted before halftime. However, playing in his more natural role as a winger or attacking midfielder, many believed Bedoya could be in line for a start against Mexico.