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Director says player linked with Arsenal wants a new club, he's been compared to Yaya Toure

Arsenal have been linked with Denis Zakaria in recent months.

According to German publication Tag 24, the Gunners are eyeing the Switzerland international.

Arsenal aren’t the only club seemingly interested in Zakaria, however.

Manchester City and Napoli are also reportedly monitoring the Borussia Monchengladbach ace.

One thing is for sure though – Zakaria is eager for a new challenge.

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Arsenal target would “prefer a transfer” to a new club?

Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl suggested the club are struggling to tie the 24-year-old down to a new contract.

And he admitted Zakaria and his camp have told them “pretty clearly” that he’d prefer to join a new club.

“With Denis, we have been trying to extend his contract since October,” the Daily Mail quotes Ebert as saying.

“Denis and his management told us pretty clearly that they would prefer a transfer this summer.”

Zakaria is deemed one of the most promising players in Europe and has already won 34 caps for Switzerland.

Here is what some neutrals fans have been saying about the £55,000-a-week enforcer:

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