Arsenal have been linked with Wolfsburg attacker Diego, a former Brazilian international of 34 caps, and his current club boss is powerless to stop it.
The Gunners are able to sign the attacker on a free transfer next summer because his contract is expiring.
Comments the forward made in The Sun yesterday about Arsenal being an ideal club for him have been picked up in Germany, and his club manager now quizzed.
Newspaper Bild spoke to Klaus Allofs, manager of Wolfsburg about the comments of the star man.
"So far he has not explained to us. (But) it's normal there are other clubs interested."
A fortnight ago Martin Winterkorn, 66, chairman of Wolfsburg said:
"I'm not one who likes the good players to go. And Diego is a good player. The team is clearly stronger with him."
It hints that rumours they may cash in on him beforehand in January could be premature, and they may gamble on convincing him to stay.
Whether this is possible is another matter. While Wolfsburg are fifth in the Bundesliga table, they cannot match the sporting project on offer at Arsenal. Nor can they compete financially.
This remains a go-er, if the Gunners want him badly enough.
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