Arsenal Handed Massive Blow In Their Pursuit of €40m-rated International No.8 Star

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Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka who has been linked with a switch to Arsenal and Liverpool has rejected Premier League interest in order to make Bayern Munich switch, according to a report.

The German midfielder is one of the most in-demand players in January’s transfer market after refusing to commit his future to Schalke 04.

Goretzka’s camp has flirted with potential moves to Premier League heavyweights, Arsenal and Liverpool while Spanish giants Barcelona are also believed to have held serious interest. However, Spanish outlet Marca claims that the Bavarians have won the race for his signature.

Defending Bundesliga champions are rumoured to have already secured the 22-year-old’s signature, with formal confirmation has been left of a switch that will go through on june 30 when Goretzka becomes a free agent at Schalke.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been Capped 12 times at senior international level by Germany, where he has shown his potential scoring six times in that period, Goretzka is expected to delay his medical as he is currently nursing an injury problem.

The news will come as a huge blow for Liverpool who has identified German starlet as a potential replacement for Philipe Coutinho.

Goretzka is believed to be valued at around €40m by transfermarkt.