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Arsenal transfer news – Gunners set for huge £45m midfielder swoop

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The Arsenal rebuilding process could take a huge step forward with the £45m signing of Lyon ace Nabil Fekir.

The French midfielder is reportedly open to a summer move before the World Cup starts and Sun claim he is keen to play for a top ten European side.

The report in the paper also states that Arsenal are preparing a £45million bid 24-year-old as they look to build a new era at the Emirates.

They will face competition from Barcelona who are also prepping a switch for Fekir in the summer – after the France international netted 19 times so far this season.


Manchester United have made an enquiry into the availability of Hector Bellerin this summer – and Arsenal have reportedly told the Red Devils that he will cost them more than £52m.

Jose Mourinho has made do with Antonio Valencia at right-back since arriving at the club, but he could move for a natural full-back in the coming transfer window, particularly with Matteo Darmian looking increasingly likely to be leaving Old Trafford.

£52m seems to be about the going rate for a defender nowadays; neighbours Manchester City spent in that ball-park on John Stones, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy in recent windows.

United won’t be alone in having an interest in the pacy Spaniard, though.

Serie A giants Juventus are the latest team said to be monitoring the Arsenal full-back ahead of a potential move this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Bellerin, who turned 23 this month, has made over 150 appearances for the Gunners since arriving from boyhood club Barcelona when he was a teenager.

Also linked with a return to Catalunia, Bellerin’s Arsenal future is now in doubt with a number of elite clubs around Europe interested.

Arsenal, for the second season in a row, are struggling to qualify for the Champions League – they’re 13 points behind rivals Tottenham in the final place in the top four – though they could still make the competition by winning the Europa League this year.

Arsene Wenger, coming under further criticism and pressure to depart the club after a run of dreadful results in 2018, has moved on a number of high profile players to bigger clubs in the past.

Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira have all left for European rivals in years gone by, while Alexis Sanchez is the latest name on the list after he left for Manchester United in January.

Bellerin is considered to be one of the brightest talents in his position on the continent.

Source : BirminghamMail

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