England's top clubs are chasing the hottest young property to emerge in Germany for years – Kevin Volland.

The 21-year-old winger, currently playing for ­Hoffenheim in the ­Bundesliga, has emerged as a genuine talent.

He is a left-footed player blessed with pace and ­dribbling skills and operates on the right wing for his club.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and ­Liverpool have been alerted to his ability, and Tottenham have been on his case for months. The bad news for the top-flight outfits is that Bayern Munich joined the queue last week.

The youngster is rated at £12million and is under contract until 2017.