Arsenal are interested in signing Borussia Dortmund attacker Julian Brandt during the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mirror.
However, they face competition from both Newcastle United and Liverpool.
The Germany international is the best buddy of Arsenal player Kai Havertz, according to The Athletic, and he also told the website in July that he regrets not joining compatriot and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp at the Anfield club in 2017.
Liverpool signed Mohamed Salah instead of Brandt at the time but are still interested in recruiting his services.
Arsenal are looking to bolster their attack during the second half of the campaign, and it appears manager Mikel Arteta is a fan of the 27-year-old.
While he is primarily a left winger, Brandt can also play centrally and on the right, and his versatility would come in handy at the North London club.
He has scored four Bundesliga goals this term and weighed in with four assists in 11 games after ending last term with nine league goals and eight assists.
A move to the Premier League could finally appeal to Brandt after he opted to move to Dortmund from Bayer Leverkusen in 2019, but the club are unlikely to be willing to lose such a player mid-way through the campaign.
Arsenal are long-term admirers and will look to make another attempt to finally land their man having shown interest ahead of the 2021 January transfer window.
Recent injuries to Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus have left the Gunners thin in attack, and it is a position they need to bolster during the winter transfer window to boost their chances of winning the Premier League title.
They will need to bring a very tempting offer to the table to have a chance of luring Dortmund into doing business given that the attacker signed an extension to his contract until June 2026 last summer.
Other attacking targets will also be on their radar, and adding a quality goalscorer to their ranks will come in handy.