Borussia Dortmund have responded to a story in the Mirror about Michael Zorc being appointed Director of Football at Arsenal, playing down any possible departure and calling it nonsense.
The 55 year old is the latest in a long list of names linked a new football executive role at the club, joining the likes of Marc Overmars and former Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi.
It’s clear that things are at least bubbling behind the scenes, and following on from last week’s story about Dortmund’s head of scouting, Sven Mislintat, further details have emerged in local media.
According to RuhrNachrichten, he is being ‘lured’ to Arsenal by a new challenge and a vastly improved salary.
They report that the Gunners will have to pay Dortmund compensation of around €1.5m, but it looks increasingly likely that he will join the club soon.
Whether this precipitates the departure of current head scout Steve Rowley remains to be seen, but the appointment of Mislintat is a very forward thinking one from the club, and will help revamp an area which has long required it.