Arsenal are both keen on signing Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan during this summer’s transfer market.
The Germany international’s deal at Etihad Stadium is due to run out next June, and the Citizens are reportedly not planning to offer the player an extension.
As a result, the midfielder is set to be available for bargain transfer in the upcoming window despite again being a key player for Pep Guardiola’s side during the 2021-22 season.
Gundogan has played on 42 occasions across all competitions for his team this term, scoring eight goals and contributing six assists in that period.
According to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the 31-year-old’s representatives are currently in discussions with the club’s board over a potential summer exit.
Romano says that a number of German outfits are interested in him, while Barcelona are also keeping tabs on the developments surrounding his long-term future.
Mikel Arteta’s side are also believed to be in the hunt for Ilkay, but the Londoners would have to secure the UEFA Champions League football for next term to stand a chance of landing him.
Ilkay has scored six goals and picked up three assists in 26 Premier League outings this season, while he grabbed two assists in 10 UCL outings.