Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus was rumoured to be on the wishlist for a number of Premier League clubs this summer, but a recent injury that will keep him out of action until the new season has ruled out any chance of a move from the Westfalenstadion.

According to the Metro, the German international ruptured a cruciate ligament in the DFB-Pokal final and is now likely to be sidelined for the majority of the year. Given Reus’ recent track record, this latest injury could put off a number of reported interest sides as he’s suffered with knee problems for years – most notably missing the 2014 World Cup that Germany won in his absence.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are the Premier League sides keeping tabs on Reus but are now forced to look at other targets. The Dortmund man confirmed his injury but was keen to focus on finally picking up a major trophy since his move from Gladback five years. “Maybe it’s a bit of anterior cruciate ligament. You’ll have to ask the doctor. It doesn’t matter today,” he said after winning the DFB-Pokal.

It’s a big blow for the Dortmund star as he’s made just 17 Bundesliga appearances this season, scoring seven goals and making four assists. Reus, who joined BVB in 2012, has made over 180 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 89 goals, and is already bracing the hard truth that the following season will once again begin with him recovering from a serious knee injury.

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