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German newspaper Bild reports that Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus is taking Spanish lessons. Herr Reus is diligently preparing for a lucrative move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona. But which of the two giants will win his signature?
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp believes anybody who wants a subscription to success should become a Bayern Munich fan, while admitting he never envisioned things going as badly for his side as they currently are.
Klopp also believes he is a better coach now than two years ago - the season Dortmund reached the Champions League final - and once again insisted he will not walk away from the Bundesliga strugglers.
– Jurgen Klopp
I don't think I could ever have imagined things going as badly as they currently are for us.
But it's stopped surprising me for the past two or three weeks. We've got so many injuries and we've been conceding goals which are more than just ridiculous.
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reaffirmed his club's interest in signing Marco Reus from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
Reus can leave the Westphalians for a set fee, reported by Bayern to be 25million euros, and Rummenigge has already stated his club's interest.
Ahead of the weekend's league clash between the two sides, he admits there is no sign of an improvement on the tense relations between the clubs, with Dortmund's management refusing to sit around a table with the Bavarians this weekend.
– Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
We know what quality he has and we also know what clause he has.
A young, Germany international with such quality is probably interesting for us, but I don't want to cause any ill-feeling with Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund have informed us that they don't see any point in eating together with Bayern Munich. Of course our relationship with Dortmund is not good.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said his side's football was "pointless" after they fell to their fifth defeat of the season on Saturday.
A 2-1 loss at Cologne plummeted the club into their "worst situation in years", in the words of director of sport Michael Zorc, and Klopp did not beat about the bush either.
– Jurgen Klopp
We played a kind of football which is absolutely pointless.
We misplaced so many passes in the first half and made simple mistakes which can be explained in a whole host of ways, but still should not be happening.
We've just got to face the music once again.