Sturm Graz have talks with Arsenal planned for next week to try and sign youngster Mika Biereth on a permanent basis.

That’s according to sports director Andreas Schicker, who has confirmed negotiations will take place after the player’s successful loan deal this season.

Biereth joined the Austrian side on loan in the summer and has proven to be a big hit, bagging 15 goals and nine assists in 37 games in all competitions this season.

Sturm Graz are extremely pleased with the deal and, with Schicker recently committing his future to the club, the focus is now on getting Biereth back to the club next season.

He’s set to return to Arsenal this summer after a holiday in Greece, but Sturm want him back at the club, having been very pleased with the youngster, who was a last-minute replacement last summer.

According to Kurier, they would want a €2m deal, although they could live with €3m if that was the price quoted.

Schicker has confirmed as much and hopes Arsenal will set a price tag on the player that makes a deal possible.

“Mika’s intense style of play is even more important for us. He’s always annoying, you can never take your eyes off him, he can contribute something crucial right up to the end,” he said.

“Yes, we want to try to sign Mika permanently. There is an appointment with Arsenal next week. Maybe they will quote a price that would be feasible for us. We can push our limits a little higher for a player like that.”