Arsenal face competition from Napoli for German youngster

Herrmann has gained plaudits for his form this season

Arsenal target Patrick Herrman has emerged on the radar of Napoli, who look set to rival the Gunners for his signature (Talksport)

The 20 year old Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder has attracted the interest of a number of clubs, notably of Arsenal, according to reports in Germany.

The youngster made his debut in 2009 and made 15 starts last season. A talented German under-21 international, Herrmann has made a superb start to the season, scoring twice in the first 10 games as his team sit 3rd in the table.

Source in Italy today confirmed that Napoli have registered an interest in Herrmann and are currently considering making a bid in January.

Arsenal will be ready to act if the club from Naples do make a bid, with reports suggesting that a bid of as little as £3 million may be enough to tempt Monchengladback to part with their talented youngster.

Meanwhile, Napoli have this week moved to confirm that talented trio Marek Hamsik, Edson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi are categorically not for sale following interest from Manchester City, who have recently sent chief scout Carlo Cancellieri to watch the stars.