Arsenal and Everton 2014 summer target Josip Drmic reportedly transfer listed after 6 goals in 38 games

Josip Drmic Close Up

The Swiss international has struggled to cement a place at Bayer Leverkusen this season.

This summer a battle waged for the transfer of Swiss international striker Josip Drmic. He was in great form in the Bundesliga last term for FC Nurnberg, scoring 17 goals, placing him behind only the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Mario Mandzukic.

When Nurnberg suffered relegation, the chase hotted up to bring him in. He was heavily linked with several Premier League clubs over the course of summer including the likes of West Ham and Everton.

However it was Arsenal who seemed most keen to snap up the Swiss attacker. With this relegation also came a release fee, believed to be in the region of five million euros - so no wonder Arsenal were interested, being linked with a move by ESPN.

But even though German ex-pro turned pundit Lothar Matthaus kept assuring everyone that it was a done deal - that was not the case.

Leverkusen announced on their official website in June that Drmic had signed a contract to stay at the BayArena until 2019 - in a deal said to be worth just £4.9 million.

But it has not been a dream move.

Drmic has struggled for form for most of the 2014-15 season.

He has scored just six times in 38 appearances for the club since his move and has now reportedly been put up for sale.

T-Online are reporting that Bayer are happy to let the player go, as they want to sign Kevin Volland from Hoffenheim.

An internal move is possible, with plenty of Bundesliga teams likely to look at his potential signature. However, Arsenal are not likely to be keen.

Everton however might be more keen. They were linked with his signature in March 2014 by the Daily Star and need striking reinforcements to support front-man Romelu Lukaku.

One thing that looks for sure is that Drmic will be on his way out of Leverkusen this summer. It will be interesting to see where he ends up.

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