Barcelona to beat Arsenal for Lars Bender Barcelona are set to beat Arsenal for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, according to Daily Mirror.
Posted by:Junaid EffendiPosted date: Friday, February 20, 2015/comment : 0
Barcelona are set to beat Arsenal for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, according to Daily Mirror.
Arsenal have been targeting Lars Bender since the summer but still could not conclude his deal. With Barca entering the race for the 25-year-old star, Arsenal are likely to lose the race in the summer.
Mirror reported earlier today that Barcelona are keen to sign Bender in the summer as they have made him their top target.
Bender has been a regular player for the Bundesliga outfit. He has made 23 appearances so far this term in all competitions.
While Arsenal have shortlisted several midfielders for the summer but are keen to sign the German international.
Arsenal have also shortlisted Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund but Morgan Schneiderlin deal is likely to happen immediately after the season.
The French boss is confident that the player will prefer a move to Arsenal. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester Untied have also been keepings tabs on the player.
While reports have already suggested that Arsenal have agreed a deal for Southampton star Schneiderlin. If it happens then Arsenal are likely to take a step back for Bender race and let Barca sign their target.