Arsenal ‘submit official offer’ for Ligue 1 winger – player only joined club in January

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Arsenal target Edon Zhegrova Credit: PA Images
Arsenal target Edon Zhegrova Credit: PA Images

According to reports, Arsenal have ‘submitted an official offer’ for Lille winger Edon Zhegrova.

The 23-year-old has spent the majority of his career so far playing in the Swiss Super League.

Zhegrova joined FC Basel from Genk on an initial loan spell at the start of 2019. His move was made permanent towards the end of 2020.

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The right-winger has played 28 times for Kosovo since 2018 and he joined French side Lille earlier this year for €7m.

For Basel and Lille last season, he grabbed six goals and seven assists in 28 appearances across all competitions.

Arlind Sadiku is now reporting via Twitter that Arsenal have approached Lille with an official offer for their player.

It is said that ‘the player has impressed the English club this year at Lille’. A transfer fee is not mentioned, with Zhegrova’s contract not due to expire until 2026.

Elsewhere, Arsenal have ‘stepped up their interest’ in Youri Tielemans and are ‘ready to make a firm offer’ for the Leicester midfielder.

The Gunners are now ‘confident of sealing a £30m deal’ for the 25-year-old, according to The Sun.

Manchester United and Newcastle have also been linked with the Belgium international, but Arsenal are ready to make an official bid.

Mikel Arteta’s side have also been linked with Wolves’ Ruben Neves and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio but have been put off by their respective £75m and £50m price tags.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is loath to lose Tielemans, who has been a key part of his team since his £40m move from Monaco three years ago.

But Tielemans has just one year left on his contract and the Foxes are willing to let him leave to avoid losing him for free next summer.

Arsenal have already secured the signing of one midfielder this summer, with Fabio Vieira joining from Porto, but reports at that time claimed his arrival would not alter their pursuit of Tielemans, and the deal now appears to be close.

Arteta also wants to strengthen on the wing, but is resigned to missing out on Raphinha, who is desperate to join Barcelona, and in defence, with Lisando Martinez of Ajax among the top targets, though he looks to be on the verge of a £40m move to Manchester United.

 

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