Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai has rejected a move to Arsenal and has opted to join RB Leipzig instead, according to reports in Germany.
The 20-year-old has emerged as one of the most in-demand midfielders in Europe following his impressive performances for the Austrian champions.
Arsenal are among the teams interested in Szoboszlai, with Mikel Arteta still keen to strengthen his midfield options even further following the arrival of Thomas Partey.
But according to Sky Germany, Szoboszlai has made the decision to join RB Leipzig in the January transfer window.
The report claims that Arsenal, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have all made approaches to Szoboszlai’s advisors but all parties have now reached an agreement with RB Leipzig.
Salzburg’s sporting director, Christoph Freund, has been in Leipzig this week to negotiate the deal and both clubs want to officially announce the move before Christmas.
RB Leipzig are now due to pay the €25 million (£23m) release clause, which needs to be paid in full within two weeks of it being activated.
Salzburg are also understood to be in line for a 20 per cent sell-on fee if Szoboszlai leaves RB Leipzig.
Arteta was keen to sign the France international in the summer but Arsenal were unable to reach an agreement with Lyon.
The French club were initially holding out for a €60m (£55.5m) transfer fee for the midfielder, who has also attracted interest from Juventus.