Reus reportedly set to snub Arsenal but fancies Chelsea move

Marco Reus is set to snub Arsenal and fancies a move to Chelsea, according to The Sun.

Chelsea have been linked with the Borussia Dortmund star, 25, and on Monday it was reported that they were planning to offer Andre Schurrle in a swap deal.

Reus reportedly has a clause in his contract enabling him to leave for £20m at the end of the season, but the Germany international has been tipped to move in January. Manchester United are also said to be interested.

It is claimed that he was initially keen to join his Germany team-mates Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski at Arsenal but now believes a move there would damage his chances of winning trophies.

A source is quoted as saying: “Reus wants to win titles and he is worried this would not happen at Arsenal.”

Metro claim Chelsea will make an offer for Reus after identifying him as a priority signing.

Barcelona could appoint Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as manager if Joan Laporta wins the club’s presidential elections, again according to Metro.

The Sun reports that Chelsea’s veteran striker Didier Drogba is being urged to come out of international retirement.

Ivory Coast’s new manager Herve Renard has indicated that he wants Drogba, 36, to play for his country again.

“When I see how he is playing for Chelsea I think I need him,” Renard said.

“I think he should put his country ahead of his personal interests. I have to respect his choice. But it’s not my decision.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Star have picked up on rumours that the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham are interested in Fulham youngster George Williams.

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