Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, is ready to renew his interest in Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender.
The Gunners, who are in talks to sign Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United, and Alexis Sanchez from FC Barcelona, are keen to keep spending in order to build on their FA Cup success from last season.
Wenger finally saw his side lift a trophy in May of this year after they beat Hull City 3-2 at Wembley, and he has now been urged by the board and the fans to reinvest in the squad and challenge again next season.
With Debuchy and Sanchez close, Wenger has now turned his attentions to a new holding-midfielder, and Bender is back on his radar.
Despite wanting him in January, the German didn’t make the switch to the Emirates Stadium, because he didn’t think he was good enough, however, Wenger is now ready to bid £15m to Leverkusen for their 25-year-old.
Other options for Wenger are Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton, and Sami Khedira from Real Madrid, but both would be more expensive than Bender.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles