Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, reports The Metro.
The Gunners are reportedly set to spend as much as £80 million in the next transfer window, with the likes of Lukasz Piszczek and Jackson Martinez also lined up as targets.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears ready to further improve his squad in the summer after only bringing Kim Kallstrom to the club on loan in the January window.
Leverkusen midfielder Bender appears to be high on Wenger's shopping list, with the player having starred in the Bundesliga in recent years.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger already has a number a number of world class German stars at his disposal. The likes of Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Co. have all played their part in the Gunners' fine season so far.
Arsenal's immediate attention will turn to their crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool this weekend. The north London outfit will be desperate to secure all three points against Brendan Rodgers' side as they look to keep their place at the top of the Premier League.