Arsenal star subject of £11m transfer enquiry

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Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski's has been the subject of a tentative transfer enquiry from Serie A giants Inter Milan, who according to the Mirror have been quoted a fee of £11m to sign the German international this summer.

Podolski has endured a frustrating second full season at the Emirates, compounded by four months out with a torn hamstring and consistent struggles to earn a starting spot since he found full fitness.

Inter want to take advantage of Podolski's regular place on the bench and have reportedly asked Arsenal about a summer swoop, with the Gunners so far non-committal over a potential move but not prepared to accept anything less than the £11m they paid in 2012.

The 28-year-old has completed 90 minutes just once in the Premier League this season, but still boasts a healthy goal return of six strikes in 14 appearances across all competitions.

Inter have been suitably impressed with those fleeting, clinical cameos and want to make Podolski part of their summer overhaul, being bankrolled by wealthy new owner Erick Thohir.

Under his stewardship the San Siro side have already wrapped up a Bosman deal for Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic, with his current team-mate Patrice Evra also rumoured to be on the shopping list as Inter search for experience and quality across the continent.

Podolski's future could well be swayed either way by a strong showing for Germany at this summer's World Cup, with the forward definitely retaining the trust of national team boss Joachim Low despite a lack of action at club level.

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