Gunners hold talks over signing of Bundesliga star.Arsenal have sent officials to Germany to hold talks with the representatives of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, according to Football Express News.
The 25-year-old has long been on Arsene Wenger’s radar, and could become the latest of a number of exciting additions to the squad at the Emirates Stadium this summer, following this week’s announcement of Alexis Sanchez, and with upcoming deals for Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy.
Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira had also been mentioned as a top target for the Gunners in recent times, with Wenger keen to bring in a new defensive midfielder, but it now looks as though Bender may be his priority target in that position.
Bender is thought to be keen on playing in the Premier League, and would favour a move to Arsenal where he would link up with his fellow German international team-mates Mesut Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker.
Arsenal will now hope to negotiate a deal with both the player and club with the hope of completing the signing of Bender in the near future.
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