Thursday, 1 December 2011

Arsenal FC ready to launch £30million bid for Mario Goetze - report

Arsenal are reportedly preparing to make a £30million January move for Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Goetze.
Mario Goetze

Crunch Sports: The 19-year-old has been the Gunners' top transfer target for some time, while the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also believed to be keen on the midfielder.

Last week it was reported that Goetze would only consider a move to Arsenal or Barcelona, and according to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to make his move to sign the teenager with a bid that would smash the club's transfer record.

Wenger last month confirmed his interest in the Germany international, who has impressed with a number of superb performances over the past twelve months.

The Gunners boss is keen to strengthen his squad in the New Year, partly to help with the push for Champions League qualifcation in the second half of the season.

But bringing in quality players such as Goetze would also be seen as a statement of intent aimed at captain Robin van Persie, who currently only has 18 months left on his contract, and is widely expected to quit the club next summer should they miss out on the Champions League.

Despite Dortmund insisting the teenager is not for sale, reports in Germany last month suggested Arsenal are already in talks with the Bundesliga side about a possible deal.

Cologne striker Lukas Podolski is also on Wenger's radar.

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