Arsenal look set to see off competition from Manchester United and Liverpool for Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.

The German is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs in January.

The Gunners found themselves in a similar situation with former Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac last year and waited until towards the end of the season to strike a deal with the Bosnian.

And Arsene Wenger looks set to pull off a similar deal this time around with the Gunners closing in on an agreement with Goretzka, according to the Sun.