Borussia Dortmund will look to make a push for a big move as the transfer window slowly shuts.
French media outlet Foot-Sur7 is reporting that Dortmund are looking to acquire Hatem Ben Arfa by the end of the month.
The France International has been pursued by clubs in England, Turkey, Spain, France, and now Germany.
Dortmund is prepared to make a deal with Ben Arfa's current club, OGC Nice, in Ligue 1.
[#FICHAJES] Borussia Dortmund se habría interesado en el jugador del Nice de Francia, Hatem Ben Arfa. pic.twitter.com/tgapeISa4p— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB_Dortmund09_) January 27, 2016
In 20 league games this season, Ben Arfa has scored nine goals and recorded two assists.
Talent-wise, Ben Arfa is the type of player who would fit well in the BVB system. He is fast, crafty, and a left-footed shot.
Here is just what the French midfielder is capable of doing.
The midfielder is experienced at age 28 and could have a few more years of top-class footballing left. Ben Arfa's experience will truly be valued at a youthful club like Dortmund.
The wariness surrounding such a signing stems from the Frenchman's lack of success in England. However, German soccer differs in style from the English game and could benefit a player like Ben Arfa.
The offer to OGC Nice is expected in the coming days.
If BVB are to hold off on Ben Arfa, his contract with Nice expires in the summer and he could still potentially move to Dortmund.
In his recent cap for France against England, Ben Arfa shows off his distribution skills, his ability to shoot from distance, and his speed dribbling past defenders.
With a player like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front, the two will compliment each other brilliantly with speed and 1-2 passing.
This could potentially be an exciting signing for Dortmund.