Dortmund chief admits Arsenal-linked Neven Subotic in club’s plans

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The Serbian centre-half has been touted with a potential move to North London, but Michael Zorc remains unconvinced.

Arsenal were linked with Borussia Dortmund centre-half Neven Subotic earlier this week by the Telegraph, with reports claiming that the Gunners were readying a summer move for the defender.

The Serbian defender has been a key man for the Signal Iduna Park outfit over recent successful seasons, starring alongside Mats Hummels in Jurgen Klopp’s rearguard.

Despite the reported interest from Arsene Wenger’s men, Subotic’s immediate future appears to be in the Bundesliga, with Dortmund chief Michael Zorc stating that the German side have no plans to sell the defender.

"We would like to prolong the contract with Neven,” Dortmund’s sporting director clarified at a press conference, reported by Bild.

The 26-year-old has had injury concerns this season but has still managed to start 16 Bundesliga games for Dortmund in 2014-15.

The Gunners signed Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista in the January transfer window, with the former Villarreal star offering up competition for places alongside Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

With the likes of Marco Reus extending his deal at Dortmund and the Ruhr valley side progressing up the table of late, it appears that Arsenal will need to turn their attentions elsewhere.

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