German club Wolfsburg are very confident that they can fend off the challenge from London club Arsenal to capture the signature of Luiz Gustavo.
The 26-year-old Brazilian is surplus to requirements at Bayern Munich and is set to leave the Allianz Arena to get first-team football so he can improve his chances of securing a spot in next year's World Cup squad.
Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs has stated that a decision is not made about where Gustavo will be going but they are the favourites.
He said: "He will leave Bayern and the odds are in our favour. I believe his decision is imminent."
The general manager is very confident that he will secure the services of the 26-year-old Brazilian midfield destroyer.
Gustavo is valued between 15-20m euros and reports earlier this week had suggested that Arsenal had agreed a 20m euros fee with Bayern Munich for the 26-year-old.
Arsenal are in the market for a defensive midfielder and Gustavo certainly fits their bill.
Napoli have also been linked with a move for Gustavo as they look to strengthen their team to challenge Juventus for the Serie A title.
The Brazilian is certainly not short of options as he is one of the best players in his position.
Wolfsburg may be at a disadvantage because they cannot offer Champions League football and that may be a problem for them.
Arsenal and Napoli are in the Champions League and play a very attractive style of football and this may be able to lure Gustavo to either of the two.
Playing in the Champions League will surely enhance his chances to keep his spot in the Brazilian starting line-up so Gustavo may well opt to join Arsenal or Napoli.
The Brazilian is also settled in Germany and may well choose to remain in the Bundesliga so he won't have to adapt to a new culture and a totally new environment.
All three options are quite feasible for the Brazilian so it will be a decision that will be the best for the 26-year-old to play regularly and be able to play on the international scene as often as possible.
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