Arsenal News Summary: Done Deal, African Defender on Radar, Battle For Pacy Winger

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Arsenal ready to rival German giants in their pursuit for 23-year-old forward

Arsenal and current Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund could go head to head over a potential deal to sign Genk key man Leandro Trossard.

According to an exclusive report from Football London, the Gunners have been connected with a move for the attacker, while the German giants have also recently entered the race for his signature.

After showing an initial interest in landing Trossard towards the end of the previous year, the Gunners have reportedly set their sights on a summer swoop.

The 23-year-old star plays his football in the top tier of Belgian football and has been in stunning form for Genk this campaign. From 18 Pro League matches, the star has found the back of the net on 10 occasions.

Football London’s report suggests that possible suitors such as Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal would be able to strike a transfer for Leandro at a reasonable price, also.

Genk’s board are said to value their talisman at £22 million, which would seem to place him within the financial reach of both Spanish manager Unai Emery and Swiss tactician Lucien Favre’s clubs.

Leandro Trossard is not the only player who is linked with both the London-based giants and die Borussen, both sides are in the battle to secure the signature of highly-rated Atalanta central defender, Gianluca Mancini.

Competition is very high as a host of Italian heavyweights, Juventus, AS Roma and Inter Milan are also in the hunt for the Italian centre-back with Eusebio Di Francesco’s men are said to be in pole position to secure his services.

Done Deal: Arsenal Star Signs £400,000 Per Week Contract

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract with Serie A champions Juventus, which will earn him around £400,000 per week.

Ramsey’s current deal will expire at the end of the campaign and talks between the two parties broke down earlier in 2018 as the North London club were unprepared to meet the playmakers demands.

Italian champions have been seen as the frontrunners for some time, with Welshmen keen on to sample football in Serie A.

According to BBC Sport, Welshmen has now agreed on a contract in excess of £400,000 per week with Juventus, which will run in 2023.

The same report has suggested that the Welshman has had passed medical for Juventus back in January’, having decided to join Italian giants despite interest from a number of European teams, including PSG and Barcelona.

Ramsey has found back of the net 62 times and provided 64 assists in 361 games for the Gunners in all competitions.

This campaign, the 28-year-old has managed to score only two goals in the English top-tier in 22 games.

Meanwhile, Serie A giants Roma are reportedly ready to offer Turkish sensation Cengiz Under a new bumper deal in order to fend off growing interest from top teams from Premier League.

The 21-year-old winger has been heavily linked with a switch to Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the recent weeks, though no move has been finalised during the winter transfer window.

Turkish sensation has been in stunning form this campaign, playing a direct part in 12 goals in Champions League and Serie A combined, and it’s not a big surprise to see him rumoured with a move to Premier League giants.

Unai Emery wants to sign African defender as a replacement for Shkodran Mustafi

Arsenal coach Unai Emery has pinpointed Ivory Coast versatile defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin as a top Gunners transfer target ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.

The Gunners’ defensive struggles this campaign have been well documented, with the north London side conceding more goals than any other side in the top-eight of the Premier League.

£35 million signing Shkodran Mustafi has struggled while a host of the club’s central defenders and full-backs have been absent for long periods through injury.

Unai wanted Arsenal to bolster his defensive variants in January but Barcelona star Denis Suarez was the only arrival at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners manager will sign a defender on a permanent deal next transfer market, however, and hopes to secure a deal with Mainz for Gbamin, according to the Daily Express.

The 23-year-old star has attracted attention from a host of Premier League clubs and is rated at £40million by Bundesliga side Mainz.

That sum could pose a problem for the Gunners, who are said to be willing to give Unai just £45m to spend in the summer transfer market.

But Mainz’s valuation may dip if Jean-Philippe forces a move, with the Ivorian star already admitting he would be keen on a summer move.

After last weekend’s defeat to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, the Gunners returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-1 win against Huddersfield Town.

Unai admitted it would be ‘difficult’ for his side to finish in the top four, with Manchester United and Chelsea currently above them in the table.