Arsenal to clash Barcelona in chase for Germany wonderkid

Arsenal and Barcelona are set to clash over the signing of FC Schalke wonderkid Leroy Sane, according to report from The Sun.

Sane has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bundesliga this season, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool all keen on the Germany international.

According to Spanish source Mundo Deportivo, European champions Barca have sent scouts to monitor the coveted winger when Schalke played Mainz last Friday.

This is set to spark the Gunners into action, with Arsene Wenger a big fan of the 20-year-old who he sees as the perfect player to reinvigorate his attack.

Reports have suggested that star midfielder Mesut Ozil is reluctant to extend his Arsenal contract amid interest from Barcelona, with Sane earmarked as a potential replacement.

Sane burst into the scene last season after plying his trade with the Schalke youth squad, and is now an important first-team member making 28 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring six goals and supplying five assists.