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Schalke midfielder Lewis Holtby will talk with Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham in January to discuss a possible move in the summer.
The Germany Under 21 captain has refused his club's offer of a new deal and his immediate ambition is to move to the Premier League.
All three English clubs are fighting for the midfielder and will be queuing up to open talks in the new year, according to the Mirror.
The 22-year old already has British connections; his father is English and Holtby was eligible to play for England before he declared for his country of birth, Germany.
Schalke has been a key scouting territory for Arsenal this season and Holtby featured in their group stage clashes in the Champions League.
The Bundesliga outfit were hoping he would follow another Arsenal target, Holland striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, in committing his future to the club, but board member Horst Heldt was forced to concede defeat.
'We had hoped Lewis saw his future at Schalke beyond the end of this season,' said Heldt. 'But he has made a personal decision that we respect.
'We are sure he will give everything between now and the end of the season.'