Marco Reus turned down a lucrative move to Manchester United this summer, according to Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo.

The La Liga champions have been linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund forward but Cerezo claims that the 25-year-old was never an option - while revealing United's own failure to land the highly-rated German.

‘I don’t know where the Marco Reus rumour came from. It’s a player who, at this time, is impossible to us,’ he said.

‘Look, he had an offer for a lot of money from Manchester United and he has not gone… we will not sign him with a lesser offer.’

Louis van Gaal has endured a frustrating summer in the transfer market with Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw the only significant arrivals as the former Premier League champions attempt to rebuild their squad.

United have agreed a £16million fee with Sporting Lisbon for defender Marcos Rojo, while they remain interested in the likes of Daley Blind and Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria - but it seems they have missed the chance to sign Reus.