Former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry has been a big name in the rumour mill of late. The 26-year-old has become one of the world’s most dangerous players since signing for Bayern Munich five years ago, and subsequently, there has been hope amongst Gunners fans that he could eventually return to the Emirates Stadium to settle some unfinished business with the club.
So far though, a move has failed to materialise. However, with his contract expiring at the end of the 2022/23 season, and with him no closer to agreeing a new deal with the Bundesliga outfit, speculation about his future has resurfaced.
With that in mind, football.london has taken a look at all the latest news linking him with a potential return to the Premier League.
Sky Sports News in Germany say that Bayern Munich want to sell the winger for around 40 million euros (£34million) this summer, meaning the interested parties have been told what they must be to persuade the Bundesliga giants to sell to them. Nevertheless, the report adds that there have been no offers as things stand and an agreement between Bayern and Gnabry could still be reached.
Real Madrid and Liverpool competition
According to the Daily Mail, the Merseyside outfit are interested in a move for Serge Gnabry if they sell Sadio Mane this summer. Given how exceptional the Reds have been under Jurgen Klopp in recent years, there’s probably cause for concern amongst the Arsenal faithful.
The Daily Mail also report that the Gunners face competition for his signature from Real Madrid. Kylian Mbappe’s refusal to join Los Blancos has reportedly scuppered many of their plans, with the club now looking elsewhere for a major summer signing.
Conte drives Spurs interest
According to the Daily Star, as cited by the Express, Antonio Conte is driving Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Gnabry. He’s said to be pushing for the club to jump in and table a bid for his services this summer.
Gnabry’s strong demands
Also as per the Express, Gnabry is holding out for a £250,000-a-week contract at Bayern Munich, a number that the Bundesliga giants are unwilling to match.
Desire to leave
According to German news outlet Sport1, Gnabry wants to leave Bayern Munich. That’s not only because of money, but as the player wants to feel like he has an important role in the team. The report adds that he also wishes to play in a more central position rather than on the wing.
The Gunners will no doubt be keeping a close eye on Gnabry’s contract situation, particularly given his comments about his strong connection with the north London club.
As per talkSPORT, he previously told Pro:Direct Soccer he was “always a Gunner”, whilst in an interview with CBS Sport he declared Arsenal would be “favourite” to sign him if he was to move on from Bayern..