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Arsenal are reportedly ready to make a firm approach to Julian Brandt amid claims from Germany that Borussia Dortmund are prepared to let him leave this month, although a warning remains about the transfer.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta admitted the club will be busy in the January window. They have already sent Saed Kolasinac and William Saliba on loans.
And Arteta has confirmed that Arsenal’s first business is done. That’s after the Gunners landed a young Hertha Berlin defender who came in for a small fee.
Although clearing the plates is Arteta’s priority, he is still in the market for a creative midfielder. With Mesut Ozil close to leaving, Arsenal want to add more style to their attack.
Earlier this month it was reported that Arsenal probed the German club about the signing of Brandt this month.
The 24-year-old has not delivered for Dortmund since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen for £ 22.5 million in May 2019.
The German international arrived with a great reputation. However, he scored only eight goals in 64 games. As such, claimed that BVB was ready to cash in the player.
However, Image Now he claims that Dortmund have no plans to sell Brandt this window. However, it is not all bad news for the Gunners, as the newspaper indicates that they are ready to sanction their exit from the loan.
The Bundesliga giants are reported to want Brandt to temporarily move in an attempt to regain his best form. And that would be the perfect scenario for Arsenal, who do not have large amounts of cash at their disposal.
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Brandt tempted by the change of Arsenal
Furthermore, Dortmund still believe Brandt you can be a big star to them. They feel that a change of scenery, coupled with regular football, could bring out the best in him.
Furthermore, Brandt is also believed to be interested in moving to North London. He has been courted by Liverpool in the past and is known to have expressed an interest in playing in the Premier League.
All things considered, the deal seems doable for all of the aforementioned factors.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc admitted he was aware of the rumors surrounding Brandt.
However, speaking with Kicker, was quick to downplay the words, could be sold to Arsenal.
“I read that too, I can’t say more about it,” Zorc said. “No one has contacted us and there is nothing on the table, not even on the fax machine.
“This is all I can say.”
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