Reports are suggesting that Arsenal will be turning their attentions to Schalke 04 playmaker, Lewis Holtby, this summer as they seek to resolve an issue in the centre of their midfield.
The 21 year-old has made 24 starts for the Bundesliga outfit this season, and has scored six goals and made three assists in the process.
The youngster has also made two appearances for the German national side since gaining his first cap under Jaochim Lowe in 2010.
Holtby’s current contract at the Veltins-Arena is set to expire in 18 months time and with only a year left on it when the summer period rolls around, Schalke may be tempted into cashing in on their starlet.
A number of sides are known to have shown interest in Holtby’s signature since he began his rise to prominence in 2009 including Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
The attacker’s father was born in Liverpool and has raised Holtby as an Everton supporter since his childhood.
As a result, the midfielder may be tempted by a move to the country housing the league which he has been raised to support.
Holtby has played for every youth level of the German national side and may consider a move to the Premier League if he thought it would help his chances of making it into future setups.