Red Bulls are not in race for Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski

IMAGE, ARSENAL.COM

IMAGE, ARSENAL.COM

Are the New York Red Bulls in the hunt for Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski?

It doesn’t look like it.

Sources tell EOS reports linking the club to a Podolski swoop are simply not true, stating there is “no way” New York had or will pursue the 29-year-old German star.

Reports surfaced over the weekend linking the Red Bulls with Podolski. Arsenal are shopping the striker after acquiring Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy during the offseason. The English club set a reported £9.5m transfer fee for his services, and the Red Bulls were a reported suitor, alongside New York City F.C. and Italian giants Juventus.

Reports as early as Monday continued to link Juventus and the Red Bulls with Podolski, adding Galatasaray, Wolfsburg and Olympiakos to the mix. Juventus reportedly have an agreement in place with the striker, but all four clubs mentioned, including the Red Bulls, have supposedly placed offers for Podolski.

Those claims were categorically denied by a league source.