Marco Reus' £15m release clause could be a problem, admits Bayern Munich's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

The Bavarian club's CEO has affirmed that they are closely monitoring the Monchengladbach midfielder's situation, and added they are keen to hold on to Arjen Robben
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated that the Bundesliga table-toppers consider Borussia Monchengladbach star Marco Reus to be an interesting prospect.

The 22-year-old midfielder is continually being linked with a move to the Allianz Arena, and Rummenigge has now confirmed that Bayern are indeed interested in acquiring his services.

However, the Bayern supremo added that Reus' €17.5 million (£15m) release clause could prove to be an obstacle.

"He is definitely an interesting option. I've been told that he has a release clause of €17.5m, though," Rummenigge was quoted as saying by TZ.

"That's no pocket change for us. However, Bayern will internally discuss this matter and see what's possible."

Rummenigge then went on to discuss the future of Arjen Robben, and stressed that Bayern are keen to hold on to the Dutchman.

"We will do our utmost to reach an agreement with Arjen about an extension to his current deal," he said.

Robben's contract with Bayern runs until the summer of 2013.

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