Arsenal are reportedly poised to reignite their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon prodigy Ousmane Diomande in January.
The Gunners are stated to have tried to signal the 19-year-extinct Ivory Soar centre-aid this summer time nevertheless in a roundabout blueprint made correct one defensive addition, bringing in Jurrien Trees from Ajax.
It would possibly well appear that Mikel Arteta’s facet’s hobby in Diomande has not long past away, though.
In step with Portuguese outlet Report, Arsenal are weighing up a fresh formula within the wintry weather transfer window after failing with a £30m inform this summer time.
And the Gunners also can ought to cough up considerably greater than that: Sporting, the reports adds, price Diomande at £69m.
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Diomande joined Sporting from Danish membership Midtjylland in January this year, having impressed on loan with Portuguese 2nd-tier outfit Mafra for the length of the first half of of the 2022/23 season.
He went on to aid his fresh crew attain the last of the Europa League, featuring in each and each legs of their quarter-closing victory over… Arsenal.
And Diomande’s meteoric upward push continues: he got his first senior Ivory Soar name-up this month, making his fat international debut in an 2024 Africa Cup of International locations qualifying procure in opposition to Lesotho on Saturday.
Arsenal’s persisted links with the little one procedure after they misplaced Trees to an ACL ruin correct two games into his Gunners profession, leaving them short at centre-half of.
The Dutch international, a £38m arrival in July, is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
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Manchester Metropolis also can promote one of their giant name men in disclose to facilitate a big £120m signing.
Meanwhile, over at Fashioned Trafford, Manchester United also can have correct been handed a mountainous substitute to dump Jadon Sancho after his public falling out with Erik ten Hag.
And Liverpool detect space to ought to fend off extra advances from Saudi Arabia for Mo Salah.
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