Gunners are lining up a swoop for Hertha Berlin midfielder Arne Maier ahead of the January transfer window, reports have claimed. The 19-year-old, who has been compared to German legend Toni Kroos, has been a revelation in the Bundesliga this season and is attracting plenty of interest from Europe’s top clubs.
Maier has yet to get on the score sheet or have any assists to his name, but that is not stopping the scouts flocking to watch him in action following some solid displays in the heart of the Hertha midfield.
Hertha Berlin are going well this season, sitting sixth in the Bundesliga table and will be reluctant to sell, however it is claimed bids in the region of £15million could be accepted.
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The Gunners are known to be interested but they will face strong competition from Manchester United as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his midfield.
Hertha will be hoping that a bidding war begins between the two clubs that will hike up the price even further.