Tuchel: Ginter is not for sale

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has issued a hands-off warning to English Premier League side Arsenal amidst reported interest in defender Matthias Ginter.

Ginter is set to become a permanent fixture in Dortmund’s defence next season after the departure of captain Mats Hummels, and is said to be held in high regard by Tuchel.

The Germany international has played 60 games for BVB since his 10 million euro transfer from SC Freiburg in 2014, but has now been linked with a move to the Gunners as Arsene Wenger looks to the towering defender as a option to shore up his defence.

“With Ginter, I think everything is said,” he told reporters. “German clubs wanted to sign him and now English clubs want to sign him.

“I don’t know if everything is true or it is just rumours but we made our point clear – Matthias is our player and stays our player.”