ARSENAL, Everton and West Ham are in a three-way tussle to lure Mario Gotze to the Premier League, according to reports.
The Borussia Dortmund playmaker is thought to be available this summer despite making 19 starts for the Bundesliga side last season.
Bongarts – Getty Mario Gotze is wanted by a trio of Premier League sides
Gotze, 26, remains a hero in Germany after netting the winner in the 2014 World Cup final.
But he has failed to hit the lofty heights since and returned to his boyhood club after failing to make an impact at Bayern Munich.
He failed to impress Joachim Low enough to earn a spot in Germany’s current World Cup campaign.
Gotze spent time away from football as he battled a rare muscle disorder which can cause muscle fatigue and weight gain.
REUTERS The playmaker could be available for £22million
PA:Press Association Mario Gotze was Germany’s golden boy after scoring the winner in the 2014 World Cup final
But he could be ready to showcase his talent yet again in England’s top flight next season.
According to Sky Sports, the Premier League trio are ready to rival Marseille and Valencia for his signature.
He may cost in the region of £22million – the same fee Dortmund paid to re-sign him 12 months ago.