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Miroslav Klose

Arsenal are reportedly keen on signing Miroslav Klose before the end of the transfer window and their chances may have increased after Lazio agreed terms to sign Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta.

The 35-year-old Poland-born hitman is an experienced goalscorer for both his club and the German national team, and this season he has netted five goals in 15 Serie A appearances.

According to the Evening Standard, Arsene Wenger values Klose's vast experience and is open to a temporary deal, as Real Madrid remain unlikely to send Alvaro Morata on loan to the Emirates and a deal for Mirko Vucinic looks more complicated.

Klose's option appears the most affordable and realistic on deadline day, as his contract at Roma will expire at the end of the season and the player would be keen to end his career at the Premier League.

Furthermore, after Lazio reportedly secured Chelsea forward Kakuta for a nominal transfer fee, it looks that the Italian side will be open to recoup some money by selling the German striker to Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger revealed in his latest press conference that the Gunners are still in the market to add a player before the transfer window closes.

Reports claimed that the Gunners are expected to complete the loan signing of Kim Kallstrom from Spartak Moscow but at the same time Wenger is keen on sign a striker as Theo Walcott will be out for the rest of the season – leaving Olivier Giroud as the only consistent forward in the squad with Nicklas Bendtner his only additional cover.

Klose is Germany's second-highest goal scorer of all time, with 68 goals, just four behind the legendary Gerd Muller, and is also the only player to have scored at least four goals in three World Cups.