Arsenal is reportedly closing in on a £60m club-record deal to sign Olympique Lyonnais playmaker Nabil Fekir. The North London club have been increasingly linked with the 24-year-old lately as they consider conceivable replacements for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both of whom are out of contract toward the end of the season.
Should Arsenal managed to push through to sign the playmaker in the January transfer window, they could let Sanchez and Ozil leave with a specific end goal to avoid losing both on a free transfer.
The Daily Star reports that the North Londoners are presently in advanced negotiation with Lyon, who likewise provided Arsenal’s current most expensive player amid the summer transfer window when Alexandre Lacazette moved to the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger is presently eager to surpass that £52m bargain for Fekir, with the move possibly being financed by the £30m takeoffs of Sanchez and Ozil.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will face stiff competition from Real Madrid to sign Nabil Fekir, as Los Blanco’s boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly been watching the 24-year-old for quite a while. While Barcelona and Juventus are also said to be interested in the player