Premier League leaders Arsenal made a last-ditch effort to sign Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, according to reports.
21-year-old ter Stegen, who has been with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach for the entire duration of his burgeoning career, has been attracting attention from some of Europe's biggest sides after impressing with a number of excellent performances at Stadion im Borussia-Park.
It has been widely speculated this week that the Germany international - who has won three senior international caps so far - was on the verge of agreeing to join Catalan giants Barcelona in the summer on a pre-contract agreement.
It seems as if Ter Stegen is on his way to join Gerardo Martino's outfit, but he could have been heading to the Emirates Stadium to provide fierce competition for first-choice 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny and loanee Emiliano Viviano.
According to the Daily Star, Arsene Wenger's Gunners made a late attempt to try and agree a deal with Ter Stegen, who will reportedly move to La Liga for a free of approximately £8.5 million following the climax of the 2013/14 campaign.