Arsenal have reportedly been given the opportunity to seal the free transfer of Denis Zakaria, who will be leaving Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of this season.
The Switzerland international has been a star player for the Bundesliga giants for some time now, and it makes sense that he could now be keen to move on to the next level as Premier League clubs reportedly show a strong interest in him.
According to 90min, Arsenal are one of Zakaria’s admirers, while Leicester City and Everton have also both reached out over potentially bringing the 25-year-old to English football.
This report follows Gladbach announcing on their official site that Zakaria will not be renewing his contract, which will now surely make him one of the most tempting free agents on the market next summer.
Arsenal look in need of more options in midfield, so would undoubtedly do well to win the race for Zakaria here.
The Gunners have made real progress this season, but they will arguably be disappointed not to have seen more from Thomas Partey by now, while the usual question marks over Granit Xhaka remain.
The likes of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi are both out on loan, but it seems unlikely they’ll be returning to the Emirates Stadium, so Zakaria on a free could end up being a superb piece of business by the club if they can pull it off.
Arsenal should be more tempting to Zakaria than clubs like Leicester and Everton, though both those sides have also shown a great deal of potential in recent times.