Arsenal determined to sign 27-year-old La Liga star valued at €35m

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Everton have reportedly joined Arsenal in the transfer race to secure services of Getafe star Djene Dakonam.

The 27-year-old defender has played 34 games for the Spanish side during the current season, helping the team finish in fifth place in the La Liga and secure Europe League football.

However, Getafe defender fine form has come at a cost to La Liga club, who now face a battle to keep hold of the Togo international after one of the best seasons in the club history.

According to Marca, both Everton and Arsenal have already indicated that they are interested in securing the services of the defender during the summer transfer window.

Dakomam – who still has four years left on his current deal – could cost in the region of €35m (£31.16m).

Meanwhile, Arsenal and Liverpool have both reportedly contacted Lyon to discuss a potential summer move for French attacker Moussa Dembele.

The 22-year-old who has made move to Ligue 1 giants earlier last summer from Celtic and has managed to found back of the net 20 times in 45 games for Les Gones during the 2018-19 season..

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a switch for the striker, who scored 51 goals in 94 appearences in Scotland before his move to Ligue 1.

However, according to L’Equipe, the Red Devils face serious domestic competition from their direct Premier League rivlas with both Liverpool and Arsenal approaching Lyon to lure Dembele away from Parc Olympique Lyonnais ahead of the next season.