Wenger linked to Weidenfeller
By Sam Hez
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is reportedly eyeing a move for Roman Weidenfeller.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to turn again to Borussia Dortmund for a goalkeeper, as speculation mounts with regards Jens Lehmann's future.
The 37-year-old Germany international is disappointed about Arsenal's offer of a one-year extension and could be tempted to leave Emirates Stadium next summer, with Spanish outfit Sevilla believed to be ready to offer him a contract for two more years until 2009.
Wenger has intimated to Sky Sports News that talk of Sevilla's interest does have some credence, willing to accept that he is unsure as to what the future holds for his goalkeeper.
"We always sit down together in January and February," said Wenger.
"This is what I will try to do again this year and I will give my opinion and see what his plans are. But at the moment, frankly I don't know.
"Even if he signs tomorrow for Sevilla I don't expect anything different from him than just playing with full commitment to the final day of his contract.
"I know Jens well enough to be confident of that."
Wenger is believed to be preparing for such an occurrence and has again turned his attention to Roman Weidenfeller, the keeper who succeeded Lehmann when he left for the Premiership in 2003.
The former Under 21 international is seen as one potential heir to Lehmann as Germany's first choice and although he has not yet featured on the international scene, he could be handed a debut call-up when Joachim Low names his squad for the friendly against Switzerland in February 2007.
The 26-year-old is tied to Dortmund until 2009, but it is believed that he could be available for £3million next summer, should they fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Dortmund are currently in mid-table and recently announced that Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk will leave the club at the end of the season.