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Reus on track for September return

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus is upbeat over his progress as he bids to return from a serious ankle injury.

Reus was cruelly ruled out of Germany's successful World Cup campaign after tearing the anterior ligament above his left ankle in a friendly against Armenia in June.

The injury was expected to sideline the 25-year-old until September but he is confident that he will soon be back in action.

"I can move quite normally and run [in] training," Reus told Bild.

"It is important for me that I will quickly [be] healthy and can play again soon."

Reus, who did not put a specific timescale on his recovery, has scored 30 goals in 62 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund since joining from Borussia Monchengladbach two years ago.

He has been linked with moves to several big European clubs over the summer, including Manchester United and Liverpool, but Dortmund are determined to hold on to their star man, whose contract runs until 2017.