Wenger linked with Arsenal bid for Schalke star Holtby

Arsene Wenger is being linked with a move to take Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby to Arsenal. And there are even some suggestions that a deal has already been done for the German-born 21-year-old to join the Gunners in the summer. His contract in Germany ends next year.

A source with close ties to Arsenal has told Arsenalinsider that the transfer has already been agreed for the midfielder, whose Scouse father is a former Brit soldier based in Germany. Both are said to be ardent Everton fans.

Holtby has captained the German U21 side and has played for the full international side so isn’t eligable for the England team.

Everton manager David Moyes was said to be considering a January loan move for Holtby – but at the time of the enquiry he was on loan with Main 05 and has since returned to his parent club.

He had also been linked with a permanent move to Goodison last summer but a lack of money in the Everton coffers meant interest faded.

Now, if what we are being told is true, he could be on his way to the Emirates.

I am not saying this is gospel but merely handing over the info for theose immersed in the Arsenal to peruse and consider.

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