Daily Star understands that Arsenal are keeping close tabs on Borussia Dortmund playmaker Ilkay Gundogan.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly a big admirer of the Germany international and he is prepared to go to great lengths to lure him to the Emirates.
However, Borussia Dortmund value the player at £25 million and are not ready to negotiate the asking price.
Arsenal are hoping the presence of his international teammates Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker will help persuade the 23-year-old to consider an offer from North London.
Daily Star has learned that Manchester United and Barcelona are also showing interest in the highly rated footballer.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are also thought to be keen on FC Basel defender Fabian Schar, who has impressed in this year’s Champions League.
Arsenal moved five points clear at the Premiership summit with the 2-0 triumph over Liverpool, with the Gunners now 7/2 for the league title.