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Arsenal suffer transfer blow as Bayern swoop for German international

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German publication Sport Bild are reporting that Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka has already agreed a deal in principle to join Bundlesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Arsenal have been linked with a bid for the German international but it seems the 22 year old’s future has already been decided. The big question Sport Bild say, is when the deal may happen.

Goretzka has one year left on his contract at the Veltins-Arena, and is unlikely to sign a new contract. He could move to Bavaria this summer or join Bayern on a free transfer next year.

The player himself has kept very quiet about his future. When asked about links to Arsenal during the Confederations Cup, the midfielder remained coy, and said he wanted to concentrate on his performances at the tournament. He is now on holiday after Germany’s Confederations Cup win, and it is likely that any developments on his transfer will occur once he returns to Schalke for pre-season.

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