Bayern Munich are reported to be weighing up a surprise move for Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry before loaning him out to Werder Bremen.
The 21-year-old has struggled to make an impact at the Emirates Stadium and also failed to impress during a loan spell with Premier League rivals West Brom last season.
However, he did show glimpses of his undoubted talent when playing for Germany at the Olympic Games and his performances appear to have caught the eye of Bayern.
Gnabry will have little chance of forcing his way into the Bayern starting line-up this season but they hope a spell in the Bundesliga with Werder will do him the world of good.
The youngster has just 12 months remaining on his Gunners contract, meaning Bayern are happy to take a gamble on him as he will not cost too much.