Germany will send shockwaves to the rest of the Europe by proposing fellow EU powerhouse France with border controls, according to reports.
An interior minister official in Germany has told national media that they are considering reintroducing border controls on their shared frontiers with both Switzerland and France.
The official blamed the unprecedented measure on Spain’s recent rise in migration and warned that Germany would not repeat what they did in 2015.
Mrs Merkel has confirmed Germany is also in “very advanced” negotiations on a similar deal with the Italian Government.
The German Chancellor is under pressure to avoid a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis, when the country welcomed over a million people.
According to Al Jazeera, the German government is mulling over replicating the police controls they have already imposed on the Austrian border with France as well.
Helmut Teichmann, junior minister for migration at the Interior Ministry, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that the German cabinet is alarmed by developments in Spain.
He said: “We fear that many migrants could make their way to France, the Benelux countries and Germany.”
Following her deals with Greece and Spain, Mrs Merkel is now focused on striking an agreement with Italy.
A pact with Italy would represent the biggest breakthrough yet and relieve the pressure on the under-fire German leader.
However, Italy has so far been combative in talks with its European allies.
Last week, Italy warned Britain it would not offer safe harbour to 141 people rescued by the humanitarian ship Aquarius off the coast of Libya, demanding that Britain take them in.