Arsenal will have to pay over £10 million if they have any hope of completing a deal for German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, according to reports.
21-year-old Ter Stegen has been causing quite a stir of late, with the Borussia Monchengladbach star attracting admiring glances from abroad following a strong run of form for Lucien Favre's outfit in the Bundesliga.
With both the Gunners and La Liga heavyweights Barcelona said to be interested in acquiring the talented stopper, Ter Stegen's future was the subject of much confusion earlier this week when it was initially reported that he was on the verge of agreeing a pre-contract deal to join Gerard Martino's Catalan giants.
However, such reports appear to be somewhat premature and, according to the Daily Star, Arsene Wenger's men could still be in line to land Ter Stegen but will have to pay £10.2 million if they still wish to do so.
Arsenal's pursuit of a new goalkeeper may come as somewhat of a surprise to supporters. Although the club have lacked a world-class figure between the posts for several years, Polish international Wojciech Szczesny has been impressive of late and finally appears as if he is able to silence his doubters.