Beckenbauer predicts Marco Reus exit
Bayern Munich honorary president Franz Beckenbauer has told Bild he believes Borussia Dortmund will not be able to keep Marco Reus beyond the summer of 2015.
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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's told ESPN FC during the Bundesliga champions' recent U.S. tour that he believes the clause is set at 25 million euros.
Rummenigge also hinted at a possible interest in Reus, and his remarks led to a row between the two most successful Bundesliga clubs in recent years.
On Monday, Beckenbauer wrote in his weekly column for Bild that he could imagine Reus becoming the next Dortmund player to join the Bundesliga champions.
"When you can get a player of his class, you have to try everything," he said. "It's understandable that Dortmund don't like the Reus discussion. But the amount of his release clause will not have been the biggest secret. Quite possibly every interested club was aware of it."
"Should Reus not join FC Bayern in 2015, he will probably move to an international top club like Real [Madrid] or Manchester [United]. Dortmund will hardly be able to keep him."
Matthias Dersch of Dortmund-based newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten told ESPN FC on Monday: "According to my sources, Marco Reus turned down an enquiry from FC Bayern this summer,"
Meanwhile, Reus and Neven Subotic started their first competitive match in months as both featured in the 4-1 German DFB Pokal win at third division side Stuttgarter Kickers.
Reus picked up a serious ankle injury meaning his missed out on Germany's World Cup glory, while Subotic suffered an ACL tear in November 2013
Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said: "Marco has been training normally for one and a half weeks, and at one point we had to start bringing him on in a competitive match."