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Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger scouts Schalke’s German international star Leon Goretzka ahead of January swoop

Gunners boss sends his top scouts to compile dossier on the 22-year-old ace as the Emirates chief plots swoop

Arsenal are reportedly stepping-up their interest in Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.

The 22-year-old is on the wishlist of a number of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Leon Goretzka has emerged as a top target for Arsenal

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Leon Goretzka has emerged as a top target for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has sent his top scouts to watch the ace in action

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Arsene Wenger has sent his top scouts to watch the ace in action

And the Mirror are claiming that Arsene Wenger is among them – and he has sent his top scouts to monitor his performances.

The German midfielder is out of contract at Schalke next summer.


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Goretzka is not believed to be wanting to stay with the Bundesliga side and will not agree an extension.

That has alerted several teams from around the continent.

But Arsenal appear to be trying to push ahead of their rivals with Wenger’s talent spotters attending the star’s last few matches.

They are compiling a dossier on the strong-runner which they will hand back to the Emirates chief so he can decide whether and when to make a move.

Goretzka is out of contract at the Bundesliga club next summer

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Goretzka is out of contract at the Bundesliga club next summer

The star's impressive displays have captured the attention of a number of Europe's big guns

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The star’s impressive displays have captured the attention of a number of Europe’s big guns

Reports in Germany are claiming that Goretzka is angling after a move away.

And he is said to hoping that Barcelona or Bayern Munich come in for his services.


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But Wenger hopes to press ahead and use his side’s wealth to get a deal over the line.

Leon Goretzka is 22-years-old and is a key man for Schalke

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Leon Goretzka is 22-years-old and is a key man for Schalke

Reports in Germany say that he is trying to win a move to Barcelona or Bayern Munich

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Reports in Germany say that he is trying to win a move to Barcelona or Bayern Munich

Arsene Wenger is hoping to beat his rivals and snap up the German ace

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Arsene Wenger is hoping to beat his rivals and snap up the German ace