Reus

Reus is one of the highly-rated stars in the German league. Picture - Reuters.

Even when not in the midst of a buzzing transfer window, Arsenal find themselves linked with a number of players from across the world of football.

Highly-rated Borussia Monchengladbach youngster Marco Reus is the latest to be linked with a move to the Emirates, according to the Daily Mirror. However, they are likely to face competition from mega-bucks Manchester City.

The two Premier League clubs have been monitoring the player closely, and is expected to make a move for the player in the January transfer window. Monchengladbach bought the 22-year-old for a meager £800,000 two years back. But the German international development was meteoric, as he established himself as a star of the league.

Elsewhere, CSKA Moscow forward Seydou Doumbia has sent out a come-and-get-me call to Arsenal, according to footie-online.co.uk.

After impressive performances in the Champions League, the 23-year-old has attracted interest from across Europe. But it his domestically that his goal-scoring really comes to the fore. The Ivory Coast international has scored 30 goals in 40 games for CSKA, and his form coupled with increasing interest has resulted in the club slapping a £35 million price-tag on him.

With England his preferred destination, don't be surprised if he ends up at Arsenal.

From childhood I've dreamed of England, but CSKA plays at a very high level. I'm very happy here, he said. If Arsenal want to buy me, said Doumbia, they must first talk to CSKA. Then perhaps I'll be allowed to go.