Chelsea 22-year-old Target Closing in on a deal with Arsenal

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Arsenal look set to see off competition from Liverpool and Chelsea for Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.

The 22-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the current campaign is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs outside from the Bundesliga in January.

The Gunners found themselves in a similar situation with their full-back Sead Kolasinac earlier last season and waited until towards the end of the 2016/17 campaign to strike a deal with 24-year-old defender

And Arsene Wenger looks set to sign another Schalke star Leon Goretzka according to the Sun reports.

The 22-year-old midfielder is desperate to leave the German giants in January on leaving the club for a fresh challenge and Arsenal are confident that they can strike the deal.

Chelsea and Liverpool have been linked with signing a German playmaker all summer long, however, it seems that they have lost the battle for his signature to their Premier League rivals.

German midfielder can play in a number of different positions and is considered to be one of the brightest talents in his country.