Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Marco Reus, with the star's agent insisting that talks haven't taken place with Bayern Munich over a possible move.
Reus has been the subject of a great deal of transfer speculation recently, with the 22 year old starring for both club and country.
Arsenal in particular have been tracking Reus for some time, and Arsene Wenger personally enquired about the starlet when he was alerted to him by Jens Lehmann.
But Borussia refused to sell, and this week transfer rumours suggested that Reus might head to Bayern Munich instead if he wants to stay in Germany. Dirk Hebel insists though that Reus is not in talks with the German giants at this stage, which will boost Arsenal in their pursuit of the goal-scorer.
"There are currently no talks between both parties and there is certainly no agreement," Hebel was quoted as saying by SID. "We haven't planned any negotiations either in the near future.
"The reports that a deal has been agreed came as a huge surprise for us. This information is completely false."
Arsenal signed midfielder Mikel Arteta to take the reins from the departed Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, and while the playmaker is slowly settling into the Gunners squad, Wenger is said to be looking for some more consistency in the side's results as they push to get back into the top four.
And while the summer transfer window was a crazy rush for the Arsenal manager, as Wenger signed five players in the last 24 hours, he will no doubt be preparing for the next window early on in the hopes of signing players that can help the club push for a top four finish at the end of the season.
Reus, who is said to be worth £15 million, has made 76 appearances for Borussia since joining the club from Rot Weiss Ahlen in 2009, and has scored 24 goals in that time.
And after Lehmann recommended the Germany international to Wenger, Arsenal are continuing to monitor his situation in the hopes of a possible deal.