BvB ace on Arsenal radar
Arsenal are reportedly planning a potential deal for Borussia Dortmund defender Sven Bender in the summer.
The Germany international has recently returned to the first-team mix after an extended spell out with a foot and ankle injury.
Bender has featured in six outings for BvB over the course of the campaign, and he is nevertheless on the radar of Arsene Wenger as he looks to shore up his defence this summer, The Star reports.
The 27-year-old is comfortable playing at either centre-back or holding midfield, and this appears to be a key reason behind the Gunners' ongoing pursuit of the player.
Wenger has recently decided to opt out of his 4-2-3-1 formation, and the switch to three at the back has encouraged the need for a new central defender.
Bender currently has a contract at Dortmund until the summer of 2021, and this clearly suggests that he won't come on the cheap, should the Gunners move in for his signature in the summer.
Sven featured alongside his twin brother Lars during last summer's Olympic games where Germany lost out to Brazil in the finals via a penalty shoot-out.