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Two of Germany’s top stars could be on their way to Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is preparing to make a bid for Cologne forward Lukas Podolski and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze, with German newspaper Bild reporting on Thursday that the combined offer will total £55 million.

Defeat in the FA Cup at Sunderland last weekend means the Gunners are almost certain to end without a trophy for the seventh successive season, and Wenger is desperate to reinvigorate his team.

Podolski, 26, has been a key member of the Germany team for the past eight years, while 19-year-old Gotze is already an international.

Wenger saw Gotze close up this season, when he played for Dortmund against Arsenal in the European Cup.

Wenger, who has also been linked in recent days with a move for Blackburn forward Junior Hoilett, is coming under increasing pressure from Arsenal fans after their long wait for a trophy.

New arrivals may well depend on whether Arsenal can again qualify for the European Cup. They are currently in fourth place, ahead of their London rivals Chelsea on goal difference.

Arsenal entertain their neighbours Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.

Source: DailyMail

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