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Arsenal target Podolski insists he is not motivated by money

Arsenal target Lukas Podolski has reiterated that money will not be a determine who he joins upon leaving Koln, amidst reports that Lokomotiv Moscow and Anzhi Makhachkala are willing to pay the forward £10 million per season.

The Germany international is out of contract in June 2013 and although his hometown club have reportedly put together a lucrative financial package in order to persuade him to stay, speculation is mounting that the forward will push for a transfer in the summer.

Lokomotiv and Anzhi and are both attempting to lure Podolski to Russia with four-year contracts worth approximately £10m per season, according to Sport-Bild.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are said to be only offering a yearly wage of £5m but Podolski insists that should he decide to quit Koln, he will join the club which presents him with the most interesting sporting challenge.

"Money is not the most important thing for me,” the 26-year-old told Sport-Bild. “What is crucial is the development of my game."

The former Bayern Munich man is currently enjoying his second stint with Koln after spending three years with the Bavarians between 2006 and 2009.