Arsenal are reportedly weighing up a summer approach for Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler.
Arsene Wenger, who is in the market for an experienced stopper, has been keeping tabs on the German of late and his scouts' feedback has now impressed the manager, according to the Mirror.
Adler has made 27 Bundesliga appearances this season, keeping seven cleansheets and making more than 100 saves. The report claims the 28-year-old, who joined Hamburg last summer as a free agent from Bayer Leverkusen, could be available for around £5 million.
Stoke City's Asmir Begovic is also a goalkeeper target but Arsenal face tough competition from the likes of Manchester United for the services of the Bosnian. Moreover, signing Adler would be cheaper than shelling out the £15m needed to prise Begovic away from the Potters.
Wenger has been disappointed with the performance of Gunners' current No. 1 Wojciech Szczesny this season. The Frenchman is confident Adler, who broke into the Germany squad in 2008, would be able to hold down the stopper role next season and instil confidence among his defenders.
Wenger Hails Arsenal Spirit
Meanwhile, Wenger has praised his team's spirit, after the Gunners came back from a goal down to beat Norwich City 3-1 at the Emirates on Saturday.
Michael Turner gave the Canaries the lead early in the second half but a Mikel Arteta penalty got Arsenal level with just five minutes remaining. Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski then came up with two quick goals to give the north London side all three points and a place in the top three.
"Anything could happen because we had to throw everything forward. On counter-attacks we were outnumbered a few times, but we really wanted to win this game. In the end our fantastic spirit got us there," Wenger said.
"Norwich are a team that give very little chances and we missed a few chances. It was a good game. Every game in the Premier League is difficult to win. They did fight like mad and you have to congratulate Norwich for the fighting spirit they have shown today. They kept going no matter what happened, and we knew that," the manager added.