Arsenal have been handed a huge boost ahead of the January transfer window, with Mats Hummels supposedly desiring a switch to the north London club in the near future, as reported by the Daily Express.
This will come as a blow to Manchester United, who have been tracking Hummels for an extended period of time.
Borussia Dortmund have already armed themselves for an expected January raid for the star defender.
Both Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger are thought to consider Hummels to be the ideal signing to fix their devastated defences.
The Premier League rivals have both suffered injury after injury at the back since the summer.
Wenger is thought to be willing to pay up to £30 million for the defender, which is what Dortmund value him at.
Arsenal need defensive improvements significantly, with Sunday’s game against Swansea seeing them lose a lead in quick time, with the game finishing 2-1 in favour of the Swans.