Werder Bremen midfielder Marko Marin is wanted by England's biggest clubs.
German sources say Arsenal are leading Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign the 21 year-old.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been told he can sign Marin for £15 million in January.
Chelsea and United, meanwhile, see the youngster as an alternative to their No1 midfield target Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich.
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