Arsenal have open talks with Manchester United target Toni Kroos over a possible summer move from Real Madrid, according to reports from AS.
The 26-year-old is tipped to become the subject of a £40million bid from United when the transfer window reopens at the end of the current campaign.
Despite the midfielder having another four years on his deal at the Bernabeu, he is expected to leave amid speculation that he is unhappy with life in Spain.
The Gunners are known to be keen on signing a world class midfielder and have now stepped up their chase for the Germany international.
Manager Arsene Wenger has seen his side struggle in recent months as they trail behind Premier League leaders Leicester City by 11 points with a game in hand.
He has already featured 32 times in all competitions for his side this term, so far scoring one goal while managing to provide another nine assists in the process.