Arsneal Linked With Germany Midfielder
Arsenal have made contact with Bundesliga side Hoffenheim over a possible move for midfielder Kerim Demirbay.
The 25-year-old forward is available this summer for €25million (£21.5million) thanks to a clause in his contract and is being monitored by a number of clubs in Turkey. But the German newspaper Bild claims that preliminary discussions have already taken place with the Confederations Cup-winner.
This isn’t the first time Arsenal have shown an interest in Demirbay. Football Gossip reported in January 2018 that the Gunners had joined AC Milan and Everton who were also interest in Demirbay.
The Germany international is being seen as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who leaves for Juventus at the end of the season.
Arsenal have a £40million transfer budget this summer. However, that figure could rise to £75million if they make a return to the Champions League next season after two seasons away from Europe’s top table.