Five Facts: Who is United, Arsenal and Liverpool target Karim Bellarabi?

Bayarena interior - Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Karim Bellarabi's fantastic form has seen him attract interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal, as six Premier League clubs prepare to battle for the winger's signature.

According to The Mirror's John Cross, Germany winger Karim Bellarabi has become a hot property among the Premier League's clubs.

Scouts from Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Newcastle were in attendance at the BayArena, as the 24-year-old played a starring role in Bayer Leverkusen's midweek Champions League victory over Russian outfit Zenit.

Here are five facts about the Bundesliga star:

1) The 24-year-old has made eight domestic appearances for Bayer Leverkusen this season, scoring four goals in the process - his club's joint-highest scorer for the current campaign. He has also fashioned the second-most key passes, having created 13 chances for his team-mates.

2) Bellarabi spent last term on loan at Eintracht Braunschweig and has come back to Leverkusen a rejuvenated character. Currently rated as the club's best performer by Squawka.com, his recent form has won him a call-up to the German national squad, for whom he has now made two appearances.

3) He turned down the chance to play for Morocco, the country of his father, and having played for Germany's junior sides, he earned his first senior cap at Warsaw's National Stadium in a 2-0 defeat to Poland. He excelled in this tie and was soon selected by Joachim Loew for a second time, against the Republic of Ireland.

4) Bellarabi's current contract with Leverkusen is set to expire on the 30th June 2016. He is likely to be the subject of a bidding war come January but a move at the end of the season is more likely.

5) His ninth-second goal against Borussia Dortmund in their 2-0 win is the fastest in Bundesliga history. You can watch that strike below:

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