Arsenal News Summary: Battle For Norwich Star, Transfer Blow, Benfica Star on Radar

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Arsenal in pole position to sign 23-year-old defender

Arsenal are in pole position to secure services of in-demand defender Alex Grimaldo from Portuguese giants Benfica, according to the reports.

Grimaldo has also attracted rumoured interest from the likes of Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Inter Milan in the recent months.

The 23-year-old defender came through the Catalans famed La Masia academy and has been a regular at the defensive end for Benfica since swapping teams in 2016.

With a transfer scramble expected for the former Under-21s side at the end of the current campaign, Mundo Deportivo claimed that the Gunners are the side currently favourites the way.

The Nort London team are in need to strengthen in that troublesome position, though Atletico Madrid are also in need of cover and will reportedly provide the Gunners with their sternest competition for Grimaldo.

Meanwhile, Arsenal identified Championship club Norwich City centre-back Ben Godfrey as a potential signing.

Premier League heavyweights are expected to be in the market for new additions to their defensive end in the summer, and it appears that a move for an English player could be in the offing.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal will have scouts present for Sunday’s East Anglian derby between Norwich and Ipswich Town.

The report claimed that Ligue 1 giants Lyon and RB Leipzig are also sending representatives to the game to watch Godfrey, who is said to be on the verge of earning a first cap with England Under-21 side.

Bayern Munich set to hijack Arsenal move for 23-year-old forward

Bayern Munich have reportedly emerged as the favourites to secure services of Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.

The Ivory Coast international attacker has been one of the best players in Ligue 1 this campaign, as he has managed to found back of the net 16 times and provided 8 assists from just 23 games.

The stunning form of the 23-year-old has allegedly resulted in interest from the Premier League with the North London club are believed to be huge fans of the player, however, according to Le10Sport, Bayern Munich are frontrunners to finalise a deal for his signature.

The report claimed that the Bundesliga defending champions are ready to meet Lille’s valuation of the player that is believed to be around £72m.

Lille are currently attempting to pose a late challenge to Paris Saint-Germain for the Ligue 1 title 10-point gap separating the two sides.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have reportedly identified Championship club Norwich City centre-back Ben Godfrey as a potential signing.

The Gunners are expected to be in the market for new additions to their defensive end in the summer, and it appears that a move for an English player could be in the offing.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal will have scouts present for Sunday’s East Anglian derby between Norwich and Ipswich Town.

The report claimed that Ligue 1 giants Lyon and RB Leipzig are also sending representatives to the game to watch Godfrey, who is said to be on the verge of earning a first cap with England Under-21 side.

Arsenal set to make approach for 21-year-old English defender

Arsenal and Manchester United have reportedly identified Championship club Norwich City centre-back Ben Godfrey as a potential signing.

Both of the Premier League heavyweights are expected to be in the market for new additions to their defensive end in the summer, and it appears that a move for an English player could be in the offing.

According to The Mirror, Arsenal and Manchester United will have scouts present for Sunday’s East Anglian derby between Norwich and Ipswich Town.

The report claimed that Ligue 1 giants Lyon and RB Leipzig are also sending representatives to the game to watch Godfrey, who is said to be on the verge of earning a first cap with England Under-21 side.

The 21-year-old sensation who impressed on season-long loan at Shrewsbury Town in League One last campaign- still has just under three-and-a-half years left on his current deal.

Meanwhile, Manchester United and Arsenal are two Premier League teams who are also keeping tabs on another highly-rated Brazilian defender Éder Militão who currently plays for Portuguese giants Porto.

Both Man Utd and Arsenal both keen on to strengthen their defensive end for the next season and Militao alongside with Ben Godfrey have been on their shortlist ahead of the new 2019/20 season.

Arsenal and Man Utd both are fighting for the Champions League spot for the next season and top-four finish could help them to get either Militao or Godfrey.