Bayer Leverkusen star Omer Toprak has revealed that he could leave the club over the transfer window according to Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik.
Per the source, Toprak hinted he could leave the club but did not confirm who he would be joining – should he leave.
Toprak was quoted as saying: “It is not certain whether I will stay at Bayer Leverkusen, we still have a month and anything could happen until them.”
The Turkish international defender was a top transfer priority for United back in March according to the Daily Star.
The report claims that United scouted Toprak all season and that they were plotting a move for the experienced defender.
Toprak was also linked with Borussia Dortmund at the time but Bayer Leverkusen were reported to have rejected all offers as he had another two-years remaining on his contract.
The experienced Bundesliga defender has made 171 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen in all competitions and has years of Champions League experience.
Toprak was a top transfer target for United and Dortmund but it remains to be seen if they will – or have – make a move for the Turkish international.
Wenger was heavily criticised following Arsenal’s 4-3 defeat at home to Liverpool in their opening game of the season, especially for not strengthening the defence and striker positions.
The Arsenal boss was short at options in defence with Mertesacker, Gabriel and Koscileny all out. Wenger was forced to play Rob Holding and Calum Chambers at the back as a result.