'Nonsense!' - Leverkusen deny Drmic has agreed pre-contract deal

Rudi Voller has moved to confirm no deal is done for Josip Drmic - but admitted his interest.

Olivier Giroud, whether he likes it or not, is likely to get some help in the attacking ranks at Arsenal this summer. The club’s shortcomings in the striking department have been bare for the world to see this campaign - and now it seems Wenger will act.

A number of names have begun to be linked with a move to the club this summer - one of which is Bundesliga star Josip Drmic.

The Swiss international has bagged 16 goals in 29 appearances this campaign since joining FC Nurnberg from FC Zurich in the summer.

Reportedly available at €5 million should the club get relegated - he is also being scouted by Everton, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach - and Nurnberg managing director Martin Bader did recently state:

"I'm not going to stand there and say, Josip is not for sale."

Meanwhile the player himself has admitted he will leave should the club get relegated:

"With so many hits it's always interesting. I do not want to play second league. "

However Arsenal’s interest in the player is reportedly futile - as Bayer Leverkusen are now said to be in pole position for the player.

It is reported in Germany that the club’s technical director Rudi Voller is already leading a charge to sign the player - and it has even been mooted that a pre-contract agreement is in place.

Now the man himself has spoken on the issue.

Voller has told Bild that no such pre-arrangement is in place - although he did admit a strong liking for the player:

"Drmic is an interesting player. But I also know other clubs [are interested]. [Pre contract agreement] that is nonsense.”

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