There are two reports in Germany today on the future of Neven Subotic which don’t exactly back each other up.

Germany’s Express state that Arsenal have submitted a bid of €14m for the Serbian defender, and they mention interest from Liverpool and Everton too.

Express add that FC Koln have walked away from a potential deal because they won’t go into double digits for the player. Despite still being just 27 years of age, Subotic has been hampered by injuries and seen his stock fall.

Meanwhile, over at German newspaper Bild it’s stated Borussia Dortmund are keen to let the player go and will only ask for a €5m fee to do so.

Yep, that’s €9m less than Arsenal have allegedly bid.

The idea of Arsenal offering almost three times a club’s asking price isn’t one which is easily believable. Arsene Wenger but be having cold sweats about it for the rest of his life, and maybe beyond.

Up in Middlesbrough, the Gazzette say their local club is in talks to sign the player, with a deal possible at £8m.

Confusing enough?