Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo has confirmed he would be interested in joining Arsenal after admitting his place at Bayern looks uncertain.
The European Champions are reportedly holding out for a value of £17million for the Brazilian, and Sky Sports sources understands that manager Arsene Wenger would be willing to make Gustavo his first major signing.
The 26-year-old is set for the exit door at the Allianz Arena after new head coach Pep Guardiola added Thiago Alcantara and Mario Gotze to an already talented squad, and admits he is in a 'very delicate situation'.
"My contract with Bayern runs until 2015 but it is very important that I play first-team football to keep getting called up for Brazil," he told reporters in Basel ahead of Brazil's friendly match with Switzerland.
"I am in a very delicate situation at Bayern and this needs sorting out. I have personal and professional reasons to move.
"I have heard about the Arsenal interest. It's a big club we're talking about here so of course I'd like to play for them.
"Arsenal play a very attractive brand of football and are in the Champions League. They also have a very clever manager in Arsene Wenger," he added.
Arsenal's negotiations with the player are understood to be in advanced stages, despite the Brazilian also being links with clubs in Italy, Spain, Russia and a fellow Bundesliga team.
Gustavo started 16 times for the German champions last season and is understood to be wanting a move to a team playing in Europe's top competition next season - although Arsenal facing a tricky qualifier against Turkish side Fenerbahce.
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