Lukas Podolski wants to quit FC Cologne for Arsenal.

The Sunday Mirror says there are reports in Germany that Podolski has fallen out with the club's director of Sport, Volker Finke.

Claus Horstman, Cologne's managing director, virtually confirmed the rift , saying: "The two don't have to love each other, but they must respect each other and trust each other,"

The Cologne striker, 26, is keen on a move to the Emirates, but is still waiting for a deal to be struck between the two clubs.