The Bavarians could net a small profit if the forward moves to north London after reportedly including a 10 per cent sell-on clause in the deal to take him back to Koln
Bild claims that the Bavarians inserted a 10 per cent sell-on clause into the deal that saw the Germany international return to his hometown club three years ago.
The Bavarian giants, whom Podolski featured for between 2006 and 2009, would receive €1 million if the reported €10m switch materialises, but the parties involved are yet to comment on the story.
The publication has also reported that Arsenal are currently locked in talks with the Germany international over a three-year contract worth €6m a year.
Podolski has scored 15 goals in 19 Bundesliga appearances for Koln this season.