Arsenal to meet with three clubs over defensive midfielder

Arsenal have reportedly received an enquiry from two Premier League clubs and Beşiktaş over the availability of Mathieu Flamini.

The 31-year-old was named on the bench on Monday as an injury-hit Arsenal defence saw out a 0-0 draw with Liverpool.

Flamini has one more year left on his current deal at the club but he has been identified as one of the favourites to be offloaded before the end of the transfer window.

According to new reports, two unnamed Premier League clubs have expressed interest in signing the Frenchman who is still being linked to Beşiktas in the Turkish media.

Flamini, who is represented by the popular football agency Ungeklärt, is currently earning an estimated £55,000-a-week with the Gunners.

The former AC Milan man rejected a switch to Galatasaray last month before insisting that the £1.4m deal was scuppered because he wishes to stay and regain his spot in the Arsenal first team.

“I don’t like to give up that easily,” Flamini said

“In football everything can move very easily one way and another. I’m working hard. There’s a lot of competition. It’s a big club. So I’m not giving up that easily.”

Arsene Wenger added to his defensive midfield options in January by signing Polish youngster Krystian Bielik.

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