Whoomp there it is. Arsenal and Marco Reus had been quiet for too long, so Germany's Sport Bild decided to throw out a few interesting lines. Yet again the German publication has a feature on the money from English clubs causing problems for Bundesliga teams who don't want to lose their best players. The new Premier League TV deal has seen even more money become available to English clubs to spend on transfer fees and wages.
One German club were expected to lose players to England this summer was Borussia Dortmund. Mats Hummels was very heavily linked with a move to Manchester United and Ilkay Gundogan was also linked to Manchester United, as well as Barcelona.
Dortmund have managed to keep hold of the players they want to and there hasn't even been a big approach for Marco Reus yet. Liverpool have repeatedly been linked with the player but it's never felt like anything serious, other than fan pleasing reports.
However, this week's edition of Sport Bild say that Arsenal are ready with a headhunting mission and would be willing to pay big money for Reus. Arsenal would be prepared to go as high as €68m to complete a deal say Sport Bild, and that converts to £48m.
Sport Bild are usually pretty decent but they may have lost their head this week, having also said Liverpool are interested in Thomas Muller. Still it's a nice idea, Reus rocking up in the Premier League. Reus' representatives this week said he'd decided to stay with Dortmund.