Manchester City update – Reus enquiry made? Plus, is Toure off in January?

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According to reports today, Manchester City have launched an official enquiry for German and Dortmund play-maker, Marco Reus. The Express have suggested that City have enquired as to the availability of the midfielder but understands that Klopp may be reluctant to play ball.

Reus is set to activate his new release clause of just £20m in the summer of 2015 if he fails to sign a new contract with the German outfit; meaning he will become a popular target for top European sides.

There is no wonder Reus in in such high demand, last season the 25-year-old racked up 18 assists and 23 goals to his game for Dortmund. An astonishing fate and one that Manchester City are envisaging to be apart of the Etihad in future months.

City will have to fend off other interested clubs including English trio, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United who are all said to be following the movements of Reus very closely.

Will City get their man?

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure future looks to still remain in the balance as speculation grows surrounding the Ivorian’s future at the Etihad. Rumours from the Daily Mail insist that Toure is set to leave the club as soon as January and will be replaced by Arsenal target and Newcastle United player, Cheik Tiote.

Tiote is an international team-mate of Toure, a player who has plied his trade in the Premier League for a while now up north. However, Newcastles late form has failed to impress Tiote and the Ivorian is looking to move on elsewhere. Potentially, wanting a move in Janaury which would coincide nicely with a vacancy down at the Etihad.

Rumours suggest that PSG may come calling with a bid to lure away Toure, 31, from Manchester. A player who has failed to re-kindle the same form from last season, City are beginning to prepare for life without their middle man.

Is Tiote the right replacement?