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Gunners face German fight in €40m midfield target chase

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Bayern Munich have made their interest in Arsenal target Mario Gotze public, with the German side admitting admiration for the midfielder.

Gotze has previously insisted he wouldn’t go to Borussia, but club president Hoeness has insisted that if they are willing to pay the right price for the 19-year-old, talks will take place.


"Many have claimed they will never go to Bayern," said Hoeness.

"I'm not worried, if he keeps playing so well and we have a very attractive team, then we will eventually get into a conversation.

"It would be a fine thing to have such a good player at Bayern."

Arsenal have been connected with Gotze on many occasions this summer, particularly with the youngster fitting so well into Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy of potential talent.

But with news of Bayern chasing Gotze, Arsenal look set to have a bidding war on their hands if they hope to land the wonderkid next January.

Borussia Dortmund also appear very reluctant to sell Gotze, with general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke telling reporters: "We remain completely at ease. Those are just little games, as we've seen for probably 15 years.

"Every club would like a player like Mario Gotze in their ranks, even Bayern, but not every prediction Hoeness has ever made has come to fruition in the end."

Arsenal are also reportedly targeting Lille midfielder Eden Hazard in the hopes of finding replacements for the departed Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

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