Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is continuing to monitor the progress of Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko, and may make a move for the goal-getter in January, according to reports.
The Bosnian's 26 league goals - alongside strike-partner Grafite's 28 - helped fire the Wolves to their first ever German league crown under Felix Magath last season.
His devastating form inevitably led to speculation linking him with string of major European outfits, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and the Gunners, whose first-team coach Boro Primorac admitted earlier in the season that the club were monitoring the 23-year-old.
Dzeko's most likely destination eventually proved to be AC Milan, only for Wolfsburg to stamp their feet, insisting that their prize asset was not for sale.
The former Teplice forward's future is certain to be the subject of further rumours as the January transfer window nears.
And, according to reports in Europe, Arsenal are seriously considering signing the much sought-after striker in the New Year, to boost their chances of winning silverware in the second half of the campaign.
Dzeko - who has already netted four league goals in 2009/10 - headed home the opener at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, as Wolfsburg took a surprise lead against Manchester United in the Champions League, only for Sir Alex Ferguson's side to battle back and triumph 2-1.
Wolfsburg coach Armin Veh conceded that the Bosnian's goal on such a grand stage will only increase interest in his services.
“Edin scored a good goal, but it wasn't just his goal. He caused problems for their defenders, mainly through excellent technique ," he told Sky Sports.
"When he plays like that he is bound to be of interest to other clubs."