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Bundesliga Giants Set £27m Asking Price For Arsenal Target

Timothy Aiyeku

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German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have reportedly set an asking price for one of their players.

Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl is not assured of a regular starting spot under club manager Lucien Favre and he could leave as the Germans try to raise funds to balance the books.

The likes of Thorgan Hazard, Nico Schulz, Mats Hummels, Paco Alcacer and Julian Brandt have all moved to Borussia Dortmund for a total of over €100m.

Thorgan Hazard is the junior brother of new Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard and he joined Dortmund from fellow German Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Paco Alcacer spent last season on loan at Dortmund at Barcelona and the deal has been permanent.

German international left-back Nico Schulz joined from German Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim, while Julian Brandt also signed for Dortmund from fellow German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

Centre back Mats Hummels returned to Borussia Dortmund from rivals Bayern Munich for a club-record €38m and he’s almost certain to relegate Julian Weigl back to the Dortmund bench.

German midfielder Weigl played at centre back for the majority of last season and the signing of Mats Hummels would almost certainly limit his playing time.

According to German newspaper SportBild, Weigl could leave the Dortmund this summer and his club has set a £27m transfer fee for the Arsenal target.

French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are also interested in the player having worked with current PSG manager Thomas Tuchel while he was the Dortmund manager until 2017.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.