Arsenal are interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, according to The Athletic.
According to the report, the Premier League champions will also make fresh attempts to keep their player despite interest from Arsenal.
The German international joined the club in 2016 and is contract is set to expire in June this year.
The 32-year-old has played a key role for Guardiola’s team this season, contributing eight goals and five assists in 30 league games.
After lifting the Premier League trophy, Gundogan said that is eager to win the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup in the coming weeks as well.
“I have no secrets,” Gundogan said on Sunday. “Maybe my secret is to stay calm and stay patient. I focused on the important things and that is the success of the team.
“This is what we’re doing day by day. Today is special, it feels more special than previous years. Because of the atmosphere in the training ground, we’re here for each other, we fight for each other in tough periods.
“Two more finals to go, we’re looking forward to it. My arms are ready to lift two more titles.”
He also spoke about his role in City’s midfield, which has performed exceedingly well in the past few years.
“It’s adaptation. The holding position requires different things to the offensive roles. This is what Pep [Guardiola] appreciates about me.
“I’m not special in times of giving decisive goals and assists, my qualities are in terms of bringing my teammates in the best possible situations.
“Leading them to these kind of simple situations. My football is simple, I try to make it as simple.”
Earlier, City’s manager Guardiola also heaped praise on Gundogan.
“He doesn't talk much (as a captain) but when he talks, everyone listens. This is the power of a leader. He shows leadership every training session. Arriving on time, living the job 24 hours a day. He plays like he's playing now,” said Guardiola.
“He is a guy who plays close to the box and has an incredible sense of the goal. But he can also play holding midfield defensively without any problem. He proved that years ago when he Fernandinho was injured. He is a guy who handles the pressure really, really well,” he added.