Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are in danger of getting relegated this season and amidst their fight for survival, many of their star players are thinking of leaving the club. Arsenal are now plotting a double swoop of Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is in desperate need of signing some reinforcements as the club is struggling badly to qualify for the Champions League.
Signing a quality central defender remains the first priority of Arsenal while the Gunners are also interested in bringing a world class defensive midfielder to the club.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp managed Borussia Dortmund are performing pretty badly in Bundesliga as they are fighting a battle to remain in the top flight of German football next year.
Many of Borussia Dortmund’s top stars, including Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan are thinking of leaving the club and host of Europe’s top clubs are battling for their signatures. The management of Arsenal also thinks that it is a perfect opportunity to get Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan and the club has set aside whopping £63m for their signature.
Amidst this ongoing unrest at Borussia Dortmund, reports coming from England have also confirmed the plan of Arsenal to sign Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan. The Daily Star has claimed that The Gunners boss has been hotly tipped with a swoop for centre-back Mats Hummels for months. And the Frenchman is now set to follow up that up with a bid for defensive midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. Mats Hummels is edging closer to an exit from the German giants after refusing to commit his future to the club.
The contract of Mats Hummels is set to expire in 2017 and Borussia Dortmund have offered him an extension, but the player has refused to sign it as he is holding out for a move to another club. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking for a quality addition to his ailing defence and thinks that Mats Hummels is a perfect candidate.
But the task ahead of Arsenal is not easy as the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid are also interested in Mats Hummels.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are also keeping a close tab on the situation of Ilkay Gundogan at Borussia Dortmund.
Arsene Wenger is looking to sign a top notch central midfielder since long but he has been unable to find the suitable candidate so far. Now, the Arsenal boss believes that Ilkay Gundogan has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League.