Arsenal and Tottenham are among a host of clubs reported to be chasing after the signature of Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.
Goretzka will become a free agent in the summer and to date, he has refused to sign a contract extension which means that he is very likely to be sold in the January transfer window.
Arsenal had been very keen on the 22-year-old but the latest reports in the media are claiming that Barcelona is the favourites to sign the German international.
Arsenal, Barcelona and Tottenham are not the only clubs interested in signing Goretzka, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid are also said to be interested.
Whoever wins the race to sign the player will get him for a fraction of his valuation which is why so many high profile clubs are looking to sign him.
Arsenal, in particular, will be disappointed if he does end up at Barcelona, they had an opportunity to sign him last summer but as usual with the Gunners, they hesitated and now it seems they may miss out permanently.