German rules out January Arsenal move

Reported Arsenal transfer target Lukas Podolski has ruled out a move away from Bundesliga side Koln in the January transfer window, as he has Euro 2012 in his sights.

The Germany international has been linked with a move to a bigger club after impressing domestically this season, with Arsene Wenger thought to be interested in the attacker.

Despite this, Podolski looks set to stay with his current employers until at least the summer.

“I have always said that I have not been dictated by the pressures of time when deciding my future,” he told reporters.

“I do not believe in lightning strikes, I must be clear. I believe that I will see everything in the summer.

“With Koln, I hope to get as high as possible. I want to exceed the number of goals I scored last season.

“With the national team, I want to play in the European Championship in Poland, my homeland.

“We are among the favourites and our dream is to win the trophy. We cannot hide,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Poldolski’s agent has stated that his client will not leave Germany this January.

“A move is all but impossible”, Kon Schramm told The Guardian.

“Koln has priority right now; we have time for everything else in the summer.”

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: German rules out January Arsenal move

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