According to the Sports Direct News, Manchester United and Manchester City are set to battle it out for the signature of Germany international Marco Reus.
Reus is reportedly valued at £32 million and the two Manchester clubs are the 'front runners' to sign him this summer.
Even though the rumor is unlikely to be true, we look at three reasons why Reus could be a great addition to David Moyes' squad.
Reus is an immensely versatile player who can practically play all along the attacking line.
His favored position is on the left flank but the German has excelled as a No 10 as well.
With Reus among his ranks, Moyes will be automatically provided with a wide variety of attacking options and optimum fluidity in the final third.
Reus has all the skills to flourish in the Premier League- pace, dribbling finesse, passing skills, eye for goal, vision and the ability to beat his marker on a consistent basis.
At 24, he is yet to enter the prime of his career, but is already regarded as one of the best attackers in Europe.
For those Manchester United fans who have started following the club since just a few years back, Wayne Rooney probably falls into the same legendary category as the outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson does.
However, when the England international handed his second transfer request in less than three years at the end of last season, the Old Trafford faithful were astounded and at the same time, developed a sense of loathing against Rooney.
The striker is reportedly fed up with the lack of playing time at United and presently, it's almost unreal to imagine Rooney donning the red jersey of Manchester next term.
However, even though Rooney desperately seeks a move away from the Theatre of Dreams, the circumstances that have arisen are such that the market for the player is surprisingly limited.
Hence, we analyze Rooney's transfer situation and where he could end up this summer.
Before we start talking about the potential destinations for Rooney, let's look at the financial package that a club will need to offer in order to lure the player.
According to Sky Sports, Jose Caldeira, who is one of Hulk's representatives has confirmed that "everything is possible" whilst discussing the potential transfer of his client, who is currently playing in the Russian league for Zenit St. Petersburg.
Chelsea have reportedly had a £35 million offer rejected by Zenit, who wanted something nearer to the £50 million fee they paid to secure his services from Porto last summer. It was reported that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was prepared to spend big and bring in both Napoli striker Edinson Cavani along with Hulk for a staggering £100 million. With the Cavani deal allegedly close to being complete, could this be the next chapter?
The players agent also suggested that France will be an option for his client. He stated "We can't announce anything at the moment, the player is concerntrating on the Confederations Cup. Nothing will be made official during this time". Suggesting that a deal has been agreed and will be made official once the tournament is over.
Alcantara Thiago is one of the hottest prospects in Spanish football, on Tuesday evening he re-iterated that fact by delivering a first class show leading his country to win the Under-21 European Championship's in Israel, scoring a hat-trick along the way to help secure a 4-2 victory over Italy in an entertaining match.
Already being linked with a summer move away from Barcelona in order to get regular first team football, it is alleged that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was at the game in Israel on Tuesday evening after being invited to attend as part of President Shimon Peres 90th Birthday celebrations, used the occasion to watch the 22-year-old and wants the player at Stamford Bridge.
After Wednesdays reports that Napoli forward Edinson Cavani has decided to join Chelsea over Manchester City, the big spending Manchester Club have now turned their attentions to another target, Bayern Munich's powerhouse striker Mario Gomez. The German International was also on Chelsea's radar earlier in the transfer window.
According to German source BIND, Napoli decided to agree a deal with Chelsea for Cavani, thus telling City that a deal had been agreed with another club and their negotiations folded. Other reports suggest that Cavani and City did not agree on wage demands.
City have now stepped up their pursuit of Gomez and allegedly the players agent claims that enquiries have been made and the deal is advancing. He also added that their is a number of clubs looking at the 27-year-old striker, who struggled to stay in Munich's starting eleven after losing his place to Mario Mandzukic.