Arsenal and Spurs set for summer transfer war for Borussia Dortmund ace Julian Brandt with Germans looking to cash in

ARSENAL and Tottenham will battle it out to sign Julian Brandt in the summer, according to reports.

Brandt, 26, will have 12 months left on his contract at Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

ReutersJulian Brandt is attracting interest from Arsenal and Tottenham[/caption]

Bild have reported the Bundesliga title challengers are reluctant to lose the midfielder and remain intent on getting him tied down to a new deal.

However, the length of his deal could force the club into a sale.

Furthermore, interest from the North London rivals could see Brandt’s head swayed in favour of testing himself in England.

The report adds Brandt wants a move to London after discussions with close friend Kai Havertz.

The Chelsea star has told Brandt about life in the capital, leaving him wanting to see what the fuss is about.

Both Arsenal and Spurs want to add options to their teams in the summer.

The Gunners will need more creativity and firepower throughout the squad as they prepare for a campaign in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Spurs would like to add to their creative options, with an overwhelming reliance on Harry Kane, who is expected to leave in the summer.


This season Brandt has offered exactly this to Dortmund.

He has eight goals and four assists this season, including four goals in his last five league games.

The performances have left club director Sebastian Kehl impressed too.

He previously told Bild: “We see Julian’s development every day. He has taken a giant step forward – and we are very happy about that.

“I am of course familiar with the contract situation and we are approaching the subject very positively and calmly.”