Arsenal ‘are lining up a move for former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir’ after the playmaker’s impressive season in LaLiga with Real Betis
- Arsenal have ‘opened talks’ with Betis over former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir
- Fekir was very close to joining Liverpool last summer but the deal fell through
- The Gunners see Fekir as a potential replacement for loanee Dani Ceballos
Arsenal have reportedly opened talks for former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir after an impressive season for Real Betis.
Fekir was very close to joining Liverpool last summer from Ligue 1 side Lyon but the transfer collapsed in the final stages after the Reds had some injury concerns about the playmaker.
The Gunners are now hoping to swoop in for the French attacker as a potential replacement for Dani Ceballos.
Arsenal have ‘opened talks’ with LaLiga side Real Betis over playmaker Nabil Fekir
Fekir almost joined Liverpool last summer but the deal fell through in the final stages
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According to the Daily Star, Arsenal have made an enquiry to LaLiga side Real Betis over Fekir.
The attacker joined Betis from Lyon for just £17million – roughly a third of the sum Liverpool were about to pay for him.
It is believed that the Spanish outfit will want £30million for the 26-year-old, who can play out wide or just behind the striker.
Fekir is seen as a potential replacement for loanee Dani Ceballos who will return to Real Madrid
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will not make any major transfer decisions now due to coronavirus
However, Arsenal will not make any major transfer decisions until the coronavirus pandemic has been controlled and their budget for the next season becomes clearer.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is also interested in Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler as a potential replacement for Ceballos, who will likely return to Real Madrid at the end of the season as there is no option to buy as part of his loan agreement.