Bundesliga star desperate for an Emirates move.
Serdar Tasci has not given up on a dream move to Arsenal in January.
The Germany defender was a summer target for the Gunners and north London rivals Tottenham, but Arsene Wenger was put off by Stuttgart’s £10m price tag.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger instead signed Lorient defender Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci from Spanish side Sevilla.
But highly rated Tasci, 23, is still hoping to attract a bid from the Londoners in January and his representatives have made it known he would welcome the challenge of playing in the Premier League.
Tasci has held talks over signing a new deal at Stuttgart but is happy to wait before committing himself to the club.
And he is hoping that the Gunners will make another move for him when the transfer window re-opens.
He was named in Germany’s World Cup squad and has forced his way into national coach Joachim Loew’s plans. (TalkSPORT)
Arsene Wenger was strongly linked with a move for the impressive German international but no deal was struck and as a consequence the Arsenal boss elected to move for Sebastien Squillaci instead but given that he had stated the need for more than one defensive signing towards the end of the transfer window then perhaps Tasci will indeed get his ‘dream’ move to the Premier League outfit.
The 23 year old is a very solid performer who appears to want a new challenge and given that his Stuttgart season have started the season with two defeats the strong centre back may push even harder for an exit from the club he has represented since he was 12 years of age.
A regular member of Joachim Low’s international set up, Tasci would be a great addition to an Emirates back line that is a little threadbare given the departure of Sol Campbell, William Gallas and Mikael Silvestre in the summer.
New signing Laurent Koscielny, a player many would not have heard of before his move from Lorient to the Gunners, hasn’t impressed to many people with his opening performances so come January a move for a new defender may be even more pressing.