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Report: Barcelona and Marco Reus have a deal for 2016

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Oh, boy.

Dennis Grombkowski

Marco Reus is one of the "most wanted" footballers on the planet, and every big European team wants to sign him once his contract is up, next summer. And new speculation suggest that the 25-year-old German superstar has somewhere to go.

Reports from multiple outlets in England and Germany say on Tuesday that Reus and Barcelona have already reached a deal this past August, and the Borussia Dortmund midfielder is basically playing on loan in his current club. Since Barcelona can't make transfers for the next two windows, along with Luis Enrique's satisfaction with his squad, Reus is coming to Barcelona in 2016, when the Blaugrana are finally able to buy new people.

It would be a tricky operation. Reus' contract ends next July, and Barça would loan him for one more season in 2015, and then would have him finally join the squad once the ban is over. That way, Barcelona wouldn't be accused of negotiating while banned, since the operation has allegedly been made two months ago, when the Catalan side was still able to make moves at the market.

Anything can happen from now on. We can't confirm if that's true or lie, but it's something worth paying attention. Right now, the most likely outcome to the Reus Saga is him following the path of Mario Götze and Robert Lewandowski, leaving Dortmund and joining Bayern Munich next year. Real Madrid and Manchester City are two other candidates to land Reus.

But, if the reports are accurate, it's Barça who have already made the biggest signing of 2016.