Dortmund deny Brandt is on his way to Arsenal
Borussia Dortmund's sporting director has moved swiftly to rule out suggestions that winger Julian Brandt will be departing the Bundesliga outfit for Arsenal during this January window. The German international is reportedly amongst the names listed on Mikel Arteta's transfer wishlist.
Arsenal were this week linked with a 47.5 million euro transfer for Brandt, but instead Dortmund have denied the reports, insisting no move is on the table for the player. Other clubs, including Barcelona and Lyon have also been linked with a move for the player.
Sporting director Michael Zorc quipped: "A name is constantly being mentioned that actually doesn't play a role in our deliberations at the moment, that should come to an end.
"I can only repeat; there is not even the slightest bit of anything on the table. We can't do anything if rumours are constantly being spread that are not true."
The 24-year-old joined Dortmund from Bayer Leverkusen in 2019, and has appeared in 46 games for his club, scoring three goals. Brandt has also appeared 35 times for the German national team, scoring three times.