Denis Zakaria is one of many players who have been linked with a move to Arsenal.
The Swiss midfielder is running down his contract at Borussia Monchengladbach and has been in fine form.
A January move would help Gladbach secure some money from his sale and it seems the German club is thinking about that.
In a recent interview, their sporting director Max Eberl admits they will look to cash in on him if an opportunity presents itself.
He told BILD as quoted by Calciomercato: “Zakaria? If he or another player expressed their willingness to leave the club, we would be stupid not to address the issue.
“We should consider whether keeping him will bring us more advantages or less in the second half of the season. Before the end of the season I’d like to see the Swiss sign the renewal ”
Just Arsenal Opinion
Zakaria would add top-quality to Arsenal’s midfield if we can win the race for his signature.
Signing him for free in the summer would be smart, but most clubs want to do that.
Arsenal can easily steal a march on his other suitors by signing him in the January transfer window.
He can provide immediate value by covering for the departure of Thomas Partey to AFCON.
Perhaps he and the Ghanaian could become the new midfield pairing at the club.