Arsenal are one of the clubs who are chasing after Max Meyer’s signature in the summer as they look to improve their midfield’s quality ahead of next season.
Meyer, 22, will see his contract with Schalke expire this summer and he is unwilling to extend it, thereby he could join the Gunners on a free transfer.
Despite Sven Mislintant swift move to beat other suitors to the German player, the former Borussia Dortmund sporting director could record massive failure as reports emanating from Germany suggest that Bundesliga side Hoffenheim has reached an agreement with the counterpart.
According to Bild, Hoffenheim have put aside the rivalry between the two parties and they have stroke a deal with Schalke for Meyer’s service ahead of the upcoming season.
Meanwhile, Barcelona and Liverpool are also being linked with a move for the youngster’s signature but both teams will now look elsewhere for another midfielder whom they believe would help upgrade their midfield’s performance in the 2018-19 season.
In other Arsenal news, Mikel Arteta could be officially announced as the worthy successor to Arsene Wenger, who recently vacated his post as the Gunners manager, later in the week.
According to reports, the former Manchester City’s assistant manager is in the final phase of negotiations with the club’s hierarchy and he could be awarded five-year contract before his week runs out.