Borussia Dortmund director of football Michael Zorc has been sounded out over a job in the Premier League, according to reports.
The German has been approached by a team of London-based headhunters with Arsenal reported to be interested in taking him to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis is keen to appoint a sporting director to work alongside Arsene Wenger or his successor to help the club with transfer targets.
The Daily Telegraph claims that Zorc is interested in the role with the unnamed Premier League club and was impressed by the proposal outlined to him.
With Wenger’s future at the club still unresolved and with a sporting director yet to be appointed, the club’s hierarchy have had to press ahead with summer transfer plans.
The newspaper reports that following talks at the highest level it was agreed that the Gunners will attempt to sign a striker, a central defender, a wide player, a left-back and a goalkeeper.
It isn’t clear whether a sporting director would be in place in time to help decide on precise targets with former Arsenal winger Marc Overmars also linked with the role.
Zorc has been extremely successful as Dortmund’s director of football with the club winning three Bundesliga titles in his time at the Westfalenstadion, while they have been praised for their recruitment.