Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund are battling for the signature of Man City's Bosnian striker, Edin Dzeko, reports the Daily Mail.

The towering striker has found himself behind Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium and will look to move in January if doesn't find more action in Manuel Pellegrini's side.

Arsenal are keen to bolster their attacking options as they look for to solidify their title chances. Arsene Wenger's side find themselves top of the Premier League but with Laurent Koscielny admitting that Olivier Giroud close to burnout and with minimal backup options in the squad, Wenger's hand may be forced to buy a striker in January.     

Nicklas Bendtner is the current second-choice attacking option in the Gunners' ranks but he has been urged by Denmark coach, Morten Olsen, to leave in January. This has meant that Wenger has turned his attention to Dzeko, who has failed to make the starting lineup in City's last five Premier League games.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp has targeted Dzeko as he prepares to replace prolific Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski, who is destined for Bayern Munich. Klopp is targetting a £15 million January bid for the towering striker. Klopp has set his sights on Dzeko who boasts an impressive Bundesliga record with 66 goals in 111 league appearances for VFL Wolfsburg between 2007 and 2011.

Wenger and Klopp have already encountered each other twice this season in the Champions League with win apiece and it'll be interesting to see who comes out on top as they compete for Dzeko's signature.

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