Arsenal are one of 10 clubs interested in picking up Mahmoud Dahoud on a free transfer this summer, according to a report.
Sky Sport Germany report that Arsenal are among 10 clubs in for Mahmoud Dahoud this summer, and they’ve already made an enquiry for the Borussia Dortmund man.
Dahoud’s contract expires in the summer, and Dortmund aren’t going to extend it, leaving the 27-year-old free to complete a transfer.
Arsenal could negotiate directly with Dahoud anytime they like, as he’s now in the final six months of his contract and the Gunners are an overseas club.
The midfielder joined Dortmund in 2017 for €12m, and six years later he’s made 138 appearances for the club.
But this season has been a difficult one, with Dahoud initially starting for Dortmund before a shoulder injury in August ruled him out until after the World Cup.
The Germany international has struggled to get back into the team since returning to fitness, only making a few substitute appearances so far.
Perhaps the prospect of an imminent exit is playing a role in that. It’s difficult to justify prioritising the reintegration of a player who won’t be there in a few months. But it’s left Dahoud somewhat in limbo at the moment.
Dahoud made 30 appearances for Dortmund last season, scoring two goals and assisting seven in his deep midfield role.
As well as Arsenal, AC Milan, AS Roma, Atletico Madrid, Fenerbahce, Galatasaray Leicester City, Napoli, Real Betis, and Sevilla are chasing the free transfer signing this summer.