This German keeper is on the verge of international recognition, and seems keen to make the move from Dortmund to the Premier League.
A number of Premier League clubs are looking to open talks with German goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in January, skysports.com understands.
The 28-year-old is rated as one of the best goalkeepers in Germany and is on the verge of an international call-up.
Borussia Dortmund are desperate to hand Weidenfeller a new long-term contract with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.
However, the former Kaiserslautern shot-stopper is set to take advantage of the fact that he is free to talk to rival clubs in January.
Dortmund have offered Weidenfeller a three-year deal – but with clubs from England and Italy showing an interest, he could be set to depart his homeland.
German sources have claimed the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, West Ham, Bolton, Middlesbrough and Newcastle are amongst those interested. (Sky Sports)
A host of keepers were linked with a move to the Emirates over the summer, and many believe that Wenger needs another top custodian that will keep Manuel Almunia on his toes. With Fabianski still a little raw for a shot at a Premier League start, Arsenal’s Spanish keeper (soon to be England’s number one perhaps?) could probably do with a competitor for the number one jersey and Weidenfeller could well be a useful addition.
Some reports suggest that Dortmund may give in and take a £3m bid in preference to seeing their player leave for nothing in the summer, and it could well be a move that Arsene opts for. Do Gunners fans feel that Almunia is untouchable between the sticks, or are there any who doubt his ability?