According to reports from reputable sources, Arsenal are set to test Bayer Leverkusen’s resolve in holding on to young midfielder Christoph Kramer.
The German international is currently on loan at Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach where a series of stellar displays has alerted some of the top European clubs including Arsene Wenger’s side who are set to approach Leverkusen with a 20 million pound bid.
However, the BayArena giants are not willing to sell the youngster for anything less than 25 million pounds.
Wenger has been in search for a pure defensive midfielder for months now and reports claim that the Frenchman has seen enough of Kramer to be convinced that the youngster is exactly the type of midfielder he wants in his squad.
And although it will be quite complicated to sign the player this January since his loan spell with Monchengladbach ends in June, Wenger is keen on testing his luck and the player’s parent club’s resolve.
After having spent two years at VfL Bochum, Kramer signed for Bayer Leverkusen but is yet to make a first-team appearance for them.
However, Leverkusen are likely to play hard ball with the Gunners following Kramer’s recent displays for club and country.