Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are in search of quality midfield players and one of the key targets was German international Christoph Kramer.
The World Cup winner who is currently on loan Borussia Moenchengladbach has been impressive and attracted interest from top clubs.
However, Kramer decided to extend stay with his parent club Bayer Leverkusen and has sealed a long term deal till 2019.
“I have known Bayer since my youth and always dreamt of making it among the pros,”
“I have now succeeded in that via Bochum and Gladbach and I am very happy.”
Gunners were the most keen club to sign him because they clearly lack a decent holding midfielder in the squad.
Arsene Wenger will have to look elsewhere now, perhaps reigniting interest in his compatriot Sami Khedira is the best option but his wages might still be a concern for the Gunners.
As far as United are concerned, their main focus for midfield is still on Roma star Kevin Strootman.
Liverpool should give more chances to the German international they bought in summer, Emre Can as he is a very versatile star and can play anywhere in midfield
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