German newspaper Die Welt has offered Arsenal and Liverpool a glimmer of hope in relation to the future of German wonder kid Sinan Kurt.
The paper claims Bayern Munich are struggling to sort out a deal for the 18-year-old winger with Borussia Monchengladbach holding firm over his contract, which expires in the summer of 2016.
“Bayern want Sinan Kurt’s commitment. However, he’s still under contract with Monchengladbach until 2016,” reports Die Welt.
“For weeks, negotiations have been ongoing between the two clubs, the atmosphere is tense – he has been training with the under-23s and is not seen in the team photo for next season.”
Monchengladbach’s stubbornness could be born out of recent reports, which suggest they are un happy with the way Bayern went about originally talking to the teenager over a deal.
Some reports suggest Monchengladbach have accused Bayern of outright tapping up over the player, which could be a result they are making things difficult now the player has made it clear he wants to join Bayern.
Rather than this ‘struggle’ being a sign for Arsenal and Liverpool to jump in, they would still be relying on Bayern pulling out of talks for a player they have already gone through a great deal of trouble to get.
Both Premier League clubs would be very good destinations for the left winger, but his first choice according to Die Welt is Bayern Munich.
If, and it’s a big if as talks are ongoing, any deal falls through then Arsenal or Liverpool could mount a bid for the player this winter or next summer.
His first team chances at Bayern aren’t going to be any greater than if he moved to any Premier League side and the extra time would enable both Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers to prepare their cases.
Bayern are the favourites but with Monchengladbach seemingly unwilling to play ball, there could be a very good talent up for grabs if the ongoing talks end unproductively.