Mundo Deportivo say the Borussia Dortmund forward is a favourite of sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and Reus was being lined up for a move to Camp Nou before Suarez entered the frame.
Reus is said to be close friends with Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and was ready to follow the goalkeeper to Catalonia, but the offer never came.
It’s been alleged by Bayern Munich managing director Karl Heinz Rummenigge that Reus can leave Dortmund next year for €25m (£20m) but MD add Barca have fallen behind in the race to sign the Germany international.
This is not the first time we have heard this story and it seems Barcelona may have left Reus hanging this summer. That could count against them when one of Europe's very best attackers does finally become available on the market - and maybe means he will be destined for England instead.
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- Sports & Recreation
- Borussia Dortmund
- Bayern Munich
- Mundo Deportivo
- Karl Heinz Rummenigge
- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
- Andoni Zubizarreta