Borussia Dortmund boss comments on Matthias Ginter's future amid heavy Premier League interest

Borussia Dortmund's Matthias Ginter and PAOK Salonika's Giorgos Tzavellas in action

Arsenal, West Ham United and Southampton have been linked with Matthias Ginter.

Borussia Dortmund's Matthias Ginter and PAOK Salonika's Giorgos Tzavellas in action

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel says midfielder Matthias Ginter will remain at the Bundesliga club amid heavy reported interest from three Premier League clubs, Sky Sports report.

The German international found himself in and out the Dortmund starting eleven last season, making 24 Bundesliga appearances in total and finding the net on four occasions.

His reported unsettled situation at Signal Iduna Park has prompted speculation over his future, with Eurosport claiming Arsenal and Southampton are keen while Sport Bild cite strong interest from West Ham United.

Republic of Ireland's Jonathan Walters in action with Germany's Matthias Ginter

In fact, Bild via the Essex Chronicle say the Hammers have placed an ambitious £10 million bid for the 22-year-old, with boss Slaven Bilic keen to bring him to East London.

Dortmund boss Tuchel, however, has responded to the links by saying his midfielder is not for sale.

"With Ginter, I think everything is said," Tuchel told Sky Sports. "German clubs wanted to sign him and now English clubs want to sign him.”

"I don't know if everything is true or it is just rumours but we made our point clear - Matthias is our player and stays our player."

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Ginter is predominently a talented defensive midfielder though he is also capable of playing in defence, either in the middle or at right-back.

Arsenal have plenty of defensive-minded players following the arrival of Grant Xhaka, though Southampton could be in the hunt for a new holding midfielder after Victor Wanyama joined Tottenham Hotspur.

West Ham, on the other hand, have made signing a new striker their summer priority but their attempts to sign AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca has so far proven rather futile.

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