Arsenal have become the frontrunners in the race to land Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan, according to the TalkSport website.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been a long-term admirer of the Germany international and has been strongly linked with a summer move for him.
And now the north London club have firmed up their interest in the 24-year-old playmaker by opening talks with the Bundesliga club.
Gundogan has been linked with a move to Manchester United, but it is Arsenal who are leading the chase to secure his signature. Talk