Having plundered the likes of Erling Haaland, Taiwo Awoniyi, Armel Bella Kotchap, Tyler Adams and Moussa Niakhaté amongst others in the summer, Premier League clubs are already circling the Bundesliga and look set to return in the winter transfer window to try and sign more stars from the German league.
Rumours are already circulating that Arsenal have made contact with Eintracht Frankfurt about a potential move for attacking midfielder Jesper Lindström. The Dane was named Bundesliga Rookie of the Season last year in his first season in Germany following a move from Brondby. He was a key member of the Adler squad that won the Europa League that propelled Frankfurt into this year’s Champions League.
LIndström could cost the London side as little as €17 million should they pursue a January move for the 22-year-old.
Meanwhile RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol has refused to rule out a move to Chelsea in the January transfer window after the Blues failed with a late move for the Croatian in the summer. At the time they were negotiating with Wesley Fofana (who they ultimately bought), but new boss Graham Potter is keen to strengthen his defence further and a return for the versatile Gvardiol could be on the cards.
The 20-year-old can play in the centre or as a left back and even though he would cost Chelsea €80 million (at least) money it seems is no object under new US owner Todd Boehly.
Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff recently said: “Josko still has a contract with us until 2026. We assume that he will not only play with us this season, but also next season as well.”
The player has added a little fuel to the fire, by leaving a potential move open, saying this week, “I’m happy at Leipzig, I still have a lot to learn and need to work on myself. I have people who deal with it, I didn’t think about a transfer. We’ll see what happens in the winter.
“I feel great, I’m healthy. I was a little behind at the beginning of the season due to rehabilitation. Now I’m waiting for the opportunity and minutes and I’m trying to use them in the best possible way.”
Lindström and Gvardiol are two potential targets for Arsenal and Chelsea, but there will no doubt be others looking at the Bundesliga market this winter with an interested eye.