Arsenal are keen to sign young German goalkeeper Markus Schubert to replace the retiring Petr Cech this summer, according to German outlet Bild.
The report says that the Dynamo Dresden stopper has recently engaged an agent who is an expert in getting players a move to England.
And Schubert, who has played for the Germany under-20 side, is reportedly set to leave Dresden this summer – meaning that an Arsenal swoop makes sense.
The keeper is reportedly keeping his cards close to his chest where his immediate future is concerned, but there’s no doubt Arsenal need a new man between the sticks.
Cech – who earns £110,000 a week according to Spotrac – has been marginalised under Unai Emery and the choice for the Spaniard is whether he goes for an experienced hand to be second choice or opts for younger blood.
It may be tempting to develop a young stopper like Schubert, but he would only be one injury to Bernt Leno away from starting for a top six side who could also be in the Champions League next season, if they beat Chelsea in the Europa League final.
But Arsenal are perhaps in a financial position right now where developing talent makes the most sense.