Arsenal contract rebel being pursued by Schalke – report

The Bundesliga side is being accredited with interest in Lukasz Fabianski, who is out of contract in the summer.

Arsenal have a number of players out of contract in the summer, with concerns over potential new deals for regular first-teamers Bacary Sagna and Tomas Rosicky.

However, forgotten man Lukasz Fabianski’s current deal also expires at the end of the season, with the Polish goalkeeper admitting recently that he has knocked back the offer of an extension.

The 28-year-old will now leave North London on a free transfer at the end of the season, having failed to pin down a regular first-team place at the Emirates Stadium.

With Fabianski able to sign a pre-contract agreement with other clubs, rumours over his potential destination have started to originate.

A report in German newspaper Bild today is stating that Schalke may well make a move for the eastern European stopper.

These two clubs have been married together in recent months, as the Gunners are believed to be keeping a very close eye on the Bundesliga side’s prize asset Julian Draxler.

However, it appears that Schalke may well have the chance to add an Arsenal man to their contingent, with the option of offering Fabianski a deal reportedly being explored.

The Gelsenkirchen outfit have failed to find a regular number one since Manuel Neuer left the club to join Bayern Munich, and have split the goalkeeping responsibilities between Timo Hildebrand and Ralf Fahrmann this season.

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