Liga - Barcelona 'set to make Reus bid'

Barcelona want Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus as their major signing of the summer.

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Liga - Barcelona 'set to make Reus bid'
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Marco Reus is set to move to Barcelona (Reuters)

Germany international Reus, who was ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury, has made a verbal agreement with La Blaugrana, Sport has reported.

Barca will now attempt to do a deal with Dortmund for the player and will start the bidding at €35m (£28m).

Reus has been chosen by sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and president Josep Maria Bartomeu for a number of reasons, it’s said - he is cheaper than Sergio Aguero, only 25 years old, and versatile.

He is also said to want to move to a league that is more competitive than Germany’s, in the wake of Bayern Munich’s domination of the division under Pep Guardiola.

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