Arsenal have made an approach to try and sign Real Madrid star Toni Kroos, report Spanish newspaper AS.
The Gunners are targeting the midfielder, despite the fact he has a contract with the Spanish giants until 2020.
Kroos is an international teammate of Mesut Ozil and is regarded as one of the world's best central midfielders, winning Champions League titles with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Kroos was linked with Manchester United back in 2013 before he sealed his move to Real, and he was a player ex-United midfielder Paul Scholes was desperate for the Red Devils to sign.
He told The Mail at the time: "I love the way he controls the ball and controls games. He can really play a pass and has superb vision.
"Kroos is capable of scoring goals too, from outside the box on either foot. I just wish Man United had signed him. Yes, it is good to see United bringing in new players, but they haven’t signed anything like the quality of Kroos."
Kroos, 26, would be an outstanding addition for Arsenal, and would be a player who the likes of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey could learn from.
He is more like Santi Cazorla in style, and it's fair to say if Arsenal had Kroos in their team this season, then they would be better off than their current league position of third.