Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has caught the attentions of Serie A champions Juventus as CEO Giuseppe Marotta discusses his situation.
The German international has found himself out of the first-team picture this season as the Gunners boast a strong frontline.
New signings Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez have added to the likes of Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Yaya Sanogo leaving Podolski with tough competition for a starting berth.
As a result, the 29-year-old has begun to question his position with his latest comments in the German edition Bild suggesting he’s eager for more first team football.
"I want to play 90 minutes and more than one or two games. If the situation didn’t worry me, I would be out of place. This is logical.” He explained.
There was interest in the World Cup winner over the summer as both Galatasary and Juventus did the rounds in press as possible future destinations.
When asked whether Podolski remains a Juventus target, Marotta all but confirmed that was the case as Bild quote the general director suggesting the Turin outfit will analyse a possible deal in January.
“If there is a possibility to make a move [for Podolski] in January, we will do that.”
Podolski joined the North Londoners in the summer of 2012 and has gone on to represent the club 73 times in all competitions, scoring 28.
With his time at the Emirates possibly drawing to a close, the former Bayern Munich man will be remember fondly as his cheerful attitude and interaction with supporters via social media have helped him become a fans favourite.