Last night it emerged that Bayern Munich were looking into the potential signature of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.
The German international is a hero in his home nation for being part of the team that helped Germany win the World Cup in Brazil.
He signed for Arsenal in a £42.4 million deal on Transfer Deadline Day last summer and despite a positive start to life in North London he has struggled to produce his best form on a regular basis for the club since becoming a Gunner.
With that in mind Bayern Munich are believed to be eyeing up the former Real Madrid player, and it should not come as a surprise.
Pep Guardiola knows Ozil well from his time in Spain and is a very big fan of the creative midfielder, in fact, he tried to sign him.
In August 2010 Barcelona reportedly agreed a fee with Ozil's then club Werder Bremen. The deal, believed to be worth in the region of £8.3 million, was agreed after Ozil had starred at the World Cup in South Africa.
Ozil himself had stated six months previously:
"My dream team has always been Barcelona, and I would like to play there someday. It has been my dream since I was a small boy."
But Werder Bremen soon denied that a deal was in place. A week later, and Ozil signed for bitter rivals Real Madrid for a fee in the region of €15 million.
Now, with Ozil's popularity at Arsenal waning, although he excelled against Aston Villa last weekend, Bayern Munich see a chance to get a German hero.
While also finally giving Guardiola a man he has coveted since 2010.