Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur look as though they are going to miss out on the signing of highly-rated youngster Josip Drmic as he will opt to remain in the Bundesliga over a move to the Premier League.
According to Talksport, the Switzerland international is almost certain to leave Nürnberg after only a season and will most likely switch to Champions League chasing Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. It also claims that both the Gunners and Spurs were keen on Drmic and had made enquiries with regards a summer switch, but that Leverkusen had proved too persuasive.
The 21-year-old striker has scored 16 times already this season and his price is reported to be a bargain £3.7million, so he would be the archetypal Arsene Wenger signing. The Arsenal boss will need to recruit in the centre-forward position because at times this season Olivier Giroud has looked weary under the weight of being the only viable senior striker.
Yaya Sanogo spent most of the season out injured and has looked far from adequate when appearing late in the season - he is yet to score a goal for the club. Wenger does not seem to trust Lukas Podolski and Nicklas Bendtner in that role, though the Dane's absence has been due to a combination of his contract expiring in the summer and a series of disciplinary problems.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are expected to change managers come the summer so transfer targets may yet alter, though recruitment at White Hart Lane is greatly influenced by technical director Franco Baldini and signing young players is often done without the manager's input. Spurs currently have Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane as centre-forward options, but there are issues surrounding all of them.
£26million summer signing Soldado has had a very disappointing first season in England, while Harry Kane has failed to really impress when given an opportunity and Adebayor's future is perennially in doubt.