Arsenal interest 'utter nonsense' in German duo


Borussia Dortmund have denied receiving any enquiries for highly-rated duo Kevin Grosskreutz and Mario Gotze, despite speculation linking them with Arsenal. reports how the German pair have been the subject of intense media scrutiny, which suggests that both players could leave the Bundesliga in the January transfer window.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of Gotze, who has also attracted interest from Barclays Premier League rivals Manchester United, and Grosskreutz has also recently emerged on the Emirates Stadium radar.

However, as speculation surrounding a prospective move to Arsenal continues to mount, Dortmund executive Hans-Joachim Watzke insists that in terms of concrete offers, there is nothing on the table.

"All these rumours are rubbish, utter nonsense," he told Sportinformationsdienst. "There's nothing on our table.

"We've not received any enquiries for either of these two players. Nothing is close to being agreed and nothing will be agreed.

"It's rubbish and we don't want to comment anymore on the matter."

After making an uncharacteristic foray into the transfer market in the summer, where Arsenal made no less than five deadline-day signings, Wenger is expected to renew interest in a number of targets he has been monitoring when the window reopens in January, and Gotze and Grosskreutz are believed to be at the top of the Gunners' shortlist.

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