Arsenal are looking to improve their midfield options this summer and Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is a priority target for them.
The young Frenchman has a contract with Rennes till the summer of 2022 and he is thought to be keen on a summer move.
Apparently, the player would cost around €50 million and it will be interesting to see if Arsenal are willing to spend that kind of money on someone who has just one year left on his deal.
Camavinga is rated as a prodigious young talent and he has the potential to develop into a world-class player and justify his price tag in the coming years.
Zakaria – Xhaka swap deal
In other news, the Gunners are keen on signing the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria.
Apparently, the London club has been tracking the Swiss international for over two years and the 24-year-old has been on their radar even before Mikel Arteta arrived.
Zakaria is in the final twelve months of his contract and he could be signed for a reasonable fee this summer.
The report further states that Arsenal are open to a player plus cash swap deal involving Granit Xhaka.
Xhaka spent four years at Gladbach before his move to Arsenal and it will be interesting to see if the German side are willing to accept a swap deal involving him and Zakaria.
Arsenal could sell up to six players
The Gunners are also planning a mass exodus this summer and they are hoping to raise more than £60 million from player sales.
According to reports, the London club could sell several players this summer including Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Ainsley Maitland Niles and Sead Kolasinac.
Arteta is planning a major overhaul of his squad this summer and he will need funds to bring in new reinforcements.
The Londoners have suffered losses because of the pandemic and it is no surprise that they are planning to sell several of their fringe players in order to fund their transfer business this summer.