The Germany Under-21 international has been tipped to make a high-profile move in recent weeks, with Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and Schalke showing an interest.

And now Karius – dubbed the ‘new Neuer’ – has caught the attention of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who is set to make a move for his services next summer.

The Emirates outfit – along with Premier League pair Manchester United and Liverpool – havereceived a huge boost in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with £62m move away from PSG, with prominent Uruguayan journalist Valentin Fletcher now confirming he will leave next summer.


Mainz, Loris Karius

Loris Karius has been dubbed the ‘next Manuel Neuer’


He said: “For the time being, Cavani will not leave PSG until the end of the season, as his agent confirmed.

“At the end of the season there is a strong chance he will go somewhere else, in particular to England or Spain.”

Dortmund are reportedly ready to listen to offers for sought-after midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who is understood to be keen on a move away from the struggling Bundesliga side.

Manchester United is understood to be the 24-year-old’s favoured destination, but that won’t stop the interest coming from Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.


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