Sebastian Jung
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Arsenal have been handed a massive transfer boost in signing Eintracht Frankfurt defender Sebastian Jung in the summer.

The right-back's agent confirmed the Gunners are keen on signing his client after the north London club's scouts watched Jung in action on several occasions. The German defender has started 27 times for Frankfurt this season.

Jung is attracting interest from several clubs from Europe. His agent Mino Grillo has admitted clubs in Italy were interested in the defender's services, but have cooled down. This has left Arsenal in pole position to make an approach for the right-back.

"In England we know Arsenal are very strongly on his trail for the summer. They have had scouts watching him in the Bundesliga. There is was interest in the past from Inter, Roma and Milan, but no recent contact," the Metro quoted Grillo as saying.

Arsenal have the services of Bacary Sagna as the first choice right-back in the squad. The France international's contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season and has not yet signed an extension with the club.

Arsene Wenger is looking to bring in a right-back in the summer. The north London side have set their sights on Feyenoord full-back Daryl Janmaat and Borussia Dortmund star Lukasz Piszczek.

However, the Metro claims Wenger is keen on signing Jung as a replacement for Sagna in the squad. The 23-year-old is believed to be available for a transfer fee of £7m in the summer.

Meanwhile, Wenger has heaped praise on Hull City boss Steve Bruce and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis. The Frenchman believes the two need to be considered for the Manager of the Year award.

"I wouldn't choose myself but Steve Bruce and Tony Pulis have done exceptional work, that is for sure. I believe the real job of a manager is to take the best out of the potential of the team," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

"The easy way is always to choose the guy who wins the league but it is not always him who has done the best job. The real job is to take the best out of the potential of the team and certainly they are candidates."