The France international has also been linked with clubs such as Newcastle, AC Milan, Genoa and Parma.
Hoffenheim are ready to make a £6.6million move for the 23-year-old winger.
“If we can sign Ben Arfa, that would be sensational for the Bundesliga,” the club’s general manager Ernst Tanner told Rhein-Neckar Zeitung.
“He is a magician. Technically extremely strong and very fast.”