Arsenal be warned - Club that hijacked £17.5m move linked with Sagna replacement

Wolfsburg

VfL Wolfsburg snapped up Luiz Gustavo from under Arsenal's nose last summer - could they do the same with Sebastian Jung?

Arsenal’s transfer plans for the summer must be about to kick into gear - in particular reference to solving their problem positions such as right-back and of course up front.

Bacary Sagna looks increasingly like a man set to leave the club this summer - with his current deal expiring in the summer so far it does not seem as though either party can agree on the appropriate terms for his extension.

This week has seen four names linked with the potentially vacant position. Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund, Southampton starlet Callum Chambers has been mentioned, as has Ivorian full-back Serge Aurier.

However another name who has re-emerged this week has been German talent Sebastian Jung.

Jung fits in perfectly to the Arsenal mould and would also go along with the recent trend of Arsene Wenger’s to look into the German market for new blood.

Meanwhile Jung is said to be keen on a move away from his boyhood club Eintracht Frankfurt in order to help his international ambitions.

Arsenal would do well to snap the player up - and he would also represent good value, so this is a deal they would certainly like to wrap up.

The only problem is a familiar foe from last summer’s transfer window is also keen.

VfL Wolfsburg are using plenty of the Volkswagen money at the moment to make a serious move on the top clubs of the Bundesliga - and their recent movements in the transfer window highlight that.

In particular, their recent signings Kevin De Bruyne and Luiz Gustavo signify a belief they can battle Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and co at the very height of German football’s elite crowd.

It is the latter of those signings that Arsenal approached last summer. His £17.5 million release clause, excellent performance for Brazil in the Confederations Cup and his lack of first-team action at Bayern Munich made him an obvious target.

But in the end his desire to remain in the Bundesliga got the better of Arsenal - and he switched to the VW Arena instead.

Now it seems Wolfsburg are again treading on their toes - and might just make home advantage count for a second summer running by snapping up Jung.

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