Sunday, 3 June 2018

Arsenal 'join Borussia Dortmund and Marseille in race for Juventus defender Medhi Benatia'

PLUS: The Gunners want Sevillamidfielder Steven N'Zonzi as one of their first signings this summer
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Medhi Benatia is one of the names onArsenal's shopping list, according to reports.
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The Moroccan centre-back is also reportedly being looked at by Marseille and Borussia Dortmund.
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Benatia has failed to nail down a place in the Juventus team since moving from Bayern Munich last summer.
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The Sun report that the Gunners have joined the chase for his signature, as they look to bolster their defence.
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Arsenal are also continually linked to Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Benatia (right) is a wanted man
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Emery wants N'Zonzi
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Unai Emery wants to make Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi one of his first Arsenal signings this summer.
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The new Gunners boss has had to convince the club’s hierarchy to push ahead with a deal for the 29-year-old former Blackburn and Stoke star.
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Arsenal showed some initial interest in the France international in January, but head of recruitment Sven Mislintat decided against taking it any further.
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However Emery, who signed N'Zonzi during his time in charge of Sevilla, is a huge admirer – and the player is also keen to link back up with his old boss.
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Mislintat is understood to be ready to sanction the deal after conversations with Emery about the player.

N'Zonzi (right) is on Arsenal's wish list
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Arsenal consider move for Martins
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Arsenal are considering a move for Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins.
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That is according to Portuguese outlet O Jogo, who say the Gunners are weighing up a summer swoop for the flier.
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Martins notched 13 goals and laid on a further 13 for his teammates as Sporting finished third in the Portuguese top flight.

Martins (left) in action for Sporting
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Sporting are understandably keen to hold on to one of their most prized assets, but tensions are running high at the club after president Bruno de Carbalho threatened to suspend 19 squad members through Facebook in April.
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Unai Emery is seeking a wide player as he bids to improve on Arsenal's sixth-placed finish next term.
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Martins is under contract until 2022 and has a £52.7million release clause.

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