Arsenal target Bender remains with Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen are adamant German international Lars Bender will be sold this summer.

Bayer Leverkusen are adamant German international Lars Bender will be sold this summer.

The 24-year-old midfielder has reportedly been the subject of a failed £19.7m bid from Arsenal.

A spokesperson said: "It's absolutely normal that there has been interest in him because he is a top-level player who is improving.

"But he has a contract until 2017 and he is absolutely happy to stay at Leverkusen."

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