Liverpool have joined Arsenal in the race for Matthias Ginter, after the Gunners’ recent scouting missions to watch the player, according to reports in Italy.

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MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 25: Matthias Ginter (R) of Gladbach challenges Linton Maina of Hannover during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hannover 96 at Borussia-Park on November 25, 2018, in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

CalcioMercato report that Liverpool are considering replacing Joel Matip with Ginter this summer. Jurgen Klopp previously signed the centre-back for Borussia Dortmund in 2014, and the Daily Star add he’s now keen to reunite with his former player.

They’ll face competition from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur though, if previous reports on the player are to be believed.

Sky Sports reported in February that the two North London clubs were both scouting Ginter ahead of the summer. They added that Arsenal were scouting for centre-backs for the upcoming window given the question marks over the futures of many of the defenders currently at the club.

Any potential move still seems to be in the early stages, considering that’s as much information as Sky gave on Arsenal’s interest.

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MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 18: Matthias Ginter during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and 1. FC Nuernberg at Borussia-Park on December 18, 2018, in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Ginter would become one of many former Borussia Dortmund stars if he joined The Gunners, along with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, like Mkhitaryan, Ginter would be moving via another club, in his case Monchengladbach.

We’ll see what happens in the coming months, and whether Ginter can keep up his good form until the end of the season.