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Arsenal are now leading the race to sign Bayern Munich forward Mario Gotze, according to Mundo Deportivo via Ibtimes.
The Germany international has been told by Bayern that he is surplus to requirement and could be omitted from its Champions League squad should he not find a new club this summer.
The report claims the player had wanted the chance to impress Carlo Ancellotti next season but may now change his mind following recent developments.
Liverpool were keen on the player, Jurgen Klopp had been hoping to sign the 23-year-old this summer but according to Sport Bild. Liverpool’s lack of European football made the player turn down a move to Anfield as he is keen on playing in Europe next season
The player is reportedly open to a move to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Arsenal as they can offer him Champions League football.
Gotze’s quality is unquestionable and would be a massive coup should Wenger be able to complete the signing. He will definitely complement the attacking midfield duo of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, should he move to the Emirates.
He is now expected to think about his future after the Euro 2016 competition and then make a decision but as it stands, the Emirates is the most likely destination for the playmaker.