Borussia Dortmund sporting director: Reus is not for sale
BERLIN - German star Marco Reus, who has been ruled out of the World Cup because of injury, is not for sale, Borussia Dortmund manager Michael Zorc insisted on Monday.
"Firstly, Marco Reus has himself said he will play next season at Dortmund," Zorc told Tuesday's edition of the daily Die Welt.
"And secondly, it would be of no use to make an offer because we have no intention of letting Marco go," he added of reports linking Barcelona with a 35-million-euro ($47.7) bid for the player.
Reus missed out on the trip to Brazil after tearing a ligament during a friendly against Armenia on Friday, and has been sidelined for six weeks.
"Our team doctor has put a special programme in place for Marco," explained Zorc.
"But the hardest thing is to try and find the right balance between the medical treatment and the holidays he needs after a long season and the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup."
Reus, 25, scored 16 goals in the Bundesliga and a superb double against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.
He signed for Dortmund in January 2012 from Bundesliga rivals Moenchengladbach and his contract runs until 2017 with the Bundesliga runners-up.
- Key thoughts and analysis from Tuesday's Champions League action
- Saka injury in Lens defeat 'a worry' for Arsenal boss Arteta
- Ten Hag urges Man Utd to stick together during crisis
- Man United risk early Champions League exit after Galatasaray defeat
- Burnley beat Luton to earn 1st Premier League win of season