Wenger moves in for signing of $45.1 million star ahead of deadline day – Report
Arsenal have once again emerged as one of the teams pursuing the acquisition of a Ligue 1 star according to reports.
Arsene Wenger has loaned out more players than he has purchased this month, sanctioning deals for the likes of Jon Toral and Daniel Crowley to temporary leave the club while securing the surprise addition of Cohen Bramall from the seventh division of English football.
Despite suggesting that he is done with incoming transfer business for January, the Arsenal manager has continued to be linked with a move for another midfielder to bolster his squad as he chases a first Premier League title since 2004.
Thus, the Sun are now claiming that Arsenal have moved into the race to sign Olympique Lyonnais star Corentin Tolisso.
The Gunners are apparently interested in the acquisition of the 22-year-old before the current transfer window ends as Granit Xhaka prepares for a four-match domestic suspension.
Wenger’s ability to recruit French players could be the Gunners’ advantage but Tolisso could cost a fortune after Juventus made their own offer of $45.1 million for the youngster.
The midfielder, who is also being targeted by Chelsea, has three more years remaining on his contract with the French giants.