Arsenal hope they can offer Lukas Podolski to Bayer Leverkusen in a bid to sign Hakan Calhanoglu ahead of rivals Liverpool, according to the Daily Star.
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The 21-year-old is seemingly a top target for Gunners boss Arsene Wenger to add some spark to his midfield for next season, though Liverpool, Manchester City and other top clubs have also shown an interest.
Still, with Podolski likely to be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium this summer after falling out of favour at the club and failing to impress on loan at Inter Milan, he could be used in any bid for Calhanoglu.
The German international may be tempted to return to the Bundesliga as he ponders his options for the future, and could give Arsenal an edge in the race for the talented Turkish playmaker.