Lukas Podolski latest: Juventus and Wolfsburg chasing Arsenal striker - reports

German striker to hold talks with Italian giants this week

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Juventus will hold talks with Arsenal this week over the availability of Lukas Podolski, according to reports.

The World Cup winner has found himself move down the pecking order after the arrival of Alexis Sanchez and he is yet to feature this season because of an extended break after the tournament.

However, Arsenal's two other World Cup winners, Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil, both started in the 2-2 draw at Everton.

The Guardian report the popular 29-year-old could now be on his way out of the Emirates after just two years in north London.

Podolski has scored at a good rate for Arsenal, mainly playing on the left wing, with 28 goals in 69 matches but has often seen himself in and out of Arsene Wenger's side.

An £11m signing from Cologne Podolski has a contract that runs until 2016 and is seemingly happy with life in the capital.


Juventus may seek to take him on a season-long loan but Arsenal will push for a permanent deal.

German clubs Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen are also interested in Podolski, with Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo possibly being involved in a potential deal.