According to German source Bild, Bundesliga club FC Cologne have accepted a £10.8m bid from Arsenal for their star foward and German international Lukas Podolski.
The prolific front-man has been linked with the gunners for a while now and while this is only a report, it seems the gunners are close to negotiating a deal on Cologne’s top scorer (if they haven’t agreed to a deal already).
With Per Mertesacker recently admitting that his international team-mate was upping his interest in North London the past few weeks, it seems he may very well be coming to the Emirates in the summer.
According to Bild, when Podolski officially joins the Gunners after the Bundesliga ends and the transfer window opens he will sign a four year contract with a weekly wage of around £100,000 a week.
If the reports are true, it is only good news for the gunners. Signing a world-class striker who can also play on the flanks only adds more depth to Arsene Wenger’s side and also indicates Arsenal’s future ambitions to Robin van Persie. But then again we can only wait until it becomes official before we know for sure if reports are to be believed.