GOOD MORNING AFFILIATES OF SHOOTERS
Arsenal have joined rivals Tottenham and Manchester United in the race to sign AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, reports say.
The 24-year-old’s deal at the Serie A club expires next summer and he is attracting interest from a host of major European clubs.
And according to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal will go toe-to-toe with their rivals and European trucks to sign the Ivory Coast.
Kessie can agree to a January 1 pre-contract, leaving Milan in a vulnerable position.
Meanwhile, William Saliba could be in line for a new Arsenal deal although he NEVER played a senior game for the club.
The 20-year-old is currently out of his third consecutive loan spell, which expires in the summer.
But Emirates leaders think linking him to an extension in the New Year as “critical,” according to The Athletic.
Finally, Arsenal want to sign Renato Sanches on a price transfer in January, according to reports.
The 24-year-old Lille star is out of contract in France at the end of the season.
And with Mikel Arteta ready to lose Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny to the African Cup of Nations, Sanches could be brought in early in the New Year.
According to Le10 Sport, Ligue 1 champions are open to selling the asset when the transfer market reopens to avoid leaving it free in the summer.