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Germany international Marco Reus insists he is "delighted" to be at Borussia Dortmund despite being linked with a move away.
Dortmund's rapid rise over recent years has helped to raise the profile of those at the heart of their success - from those in the dugout to those out on the field.
Reus' exploits have not gone unnoticed, with the likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Manchester United and Paris St Germain all reported to be mulling over possible big-money bids.
The talented 24-year-old is paying little attention to the rumours, though, with there no desire on his part to take on a new challenge any time soon.
Reus told Kicker-Sportmagazin: "I live in the here and now and therefore I am delighted to be a player of Borussia Dortmund.
"I am under contract with the club until June 2017. Everything else is irrelevant, from my point of view."