Having completed the signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club record-breaking fee of €53 million, manager Arsene Wenger is now looking to bring in more reinforcements, and he is reportedly set to raid yet another club from his homeland for Arsenal’s benefit.
The French tactician seems to have set his sights on Monaco’s Fabinho, whose performances and versatility have attracted interest from several European powerhouses, including both the Mancunian giants from England.
Manchester City as well as Manchester United have been rumoured to be in contact with the Brazil international’s representatives, but their lack of recent activity related to this deal has encouraged the Gunners to swoop in and complete the transfer from right under their domestic rivals’ noses.
Fabinho has also been linked with a switch to Paris Saint-Germain, but the reigning Ligue 1 Champions have no intention of letting their prized asset move to the French capital, giving other clubs, including Arsenal, a fair chance to lure the midfielder-cum-defender in the process.
The 23-year-old was supposedly in advanced negotiations with the Manchester United officials last week, but the Red Devils seem to have put these discussions on hold to wrap up the £75 million deal for Everton talisman Romelu Lukaku.
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Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.