Arsenal chief scout contacted over German international 'wonderkid'

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Borussia Dortmund starlet Mario Goetze will not be making a move away from the German club, according to the player's agent.

The teenage prodigy has been a revelation for the Bundesliga champions this term, leading to speculation that a number of clubs across Europe were keen to sign the talented playmaker, including Arsenal.

However, both agent and club have dismissed the speculation, and Volker Struth went a step further by contacting the Gunners to tell them the player would not be leaving Signal Iduna Park.

“In regards to the discussion of Mario with Arsenal there is no interest from them, or any top club, because we signed a new deal with the club in October last year and there is no chance that he will leave his club,” the agent told

“A colleague from my company rang Steve Rowley (Arsenal’s Chief Scout) to discuss the reports about Arsenal’s interest.

"He called Steve and said we have heard Arsenal are interested in our player Mario? And Steve said that they are aware the player will stay in Germany this summer and that the club are unwilling to sell the player.

“To be honest if a club bid £50 million Dortmund would reject it. Mario is happy with his current situation.”


Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked with the 'wonderkid', who broke into the German national team in November '10 and has made four appearances for Joachim Löw's side.

In a bid to detract potential suitors, Dortmund tied the youngster down until 2014 and both parties are happy for the player to continue his development under Jürgen Klopp.

Described as 'one of the best talents' the country has ever produced by Dortmund technical director Matthias Sammer, it appears Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be missing out on the teenage talent at the current time.

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