ARSENAL and Chelsea are reportedly going head to head in an attempt to sign Leipzig star Dani Olmo.
The Spanish midfielder, whose contract does not run out until 2027, will not come cheap as a number of European giants are keen.
Olmo, 25, joined the Bundesliga club from Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in 2020 on a four-year contract and has scored 26 goals in 126 appearance for them.
Even though Olmo extended his contract last summer for five more years, the midfielder has said he is ready to leave Germany, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Chelsea are one of the teams interested in Olmo as they look to reinforce their midfield.
The Blues have won just three out of their eight Premier League games this term and currently sit 11th in the table.
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But they are not alone in trying to snatch the midfielder's signature as London rivals Arsenal are now monitoring Olmo, the report claims.
Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah have led the line for the Gunners this season but have scored just three Premier League goals between them.
And Mikel Arteta could see an attacking midfielder such as Olmo as a big help in boosting the goals tally.
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However, the report confirmed that Olmo has made it clear he wants to return to his boyhood club Barcelona.
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The Spaniard left the La Liga giants in 2014 when he was 16.
Barca boss Xavi Hernandez is said to be a big fan of the academy graduate after his successful time away.
Leipzig has slapped a huge buy-out clause of £60million on their star man.
The hefty price tag has thrown a spanner in the works for Barca as they are struggling at the moment with financial fair play rules.
Therefore the Spaniard'sfuture is still up in the air – with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Atletico also keen on Olmo.
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