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Arsenal want to complete the signing of Nabil Fekir before the World Cup in Russia starts on 14 June and they are prepared to pay €50m to make that happen according to reports.
Earlier in the week, Fekir’s agent opened the door for his client to leave when he told the media, “If at the end of the season, which is not the case today, we have to make a decision, then we will sit down with the president and find the right solution.
“I respect Lyon first and foremost. We will not go wild after a confrontation. Nabil is in a great French club, if not the biggest.
“If someday we left Lyon, the club where it was formed, to whom we owe everything, we will leave in good condition. Nabil has the personal goal of being part of one of the 10 best clubs in Europe .”
Arsenal have been after the 24-year-old for a while now however it had all gone quiet on that front before exploding back into life this week.
Fekir is certainly a massive talent, and we know he has some interest in Arsenal. In December, he named the club among a list of six teams he’d like to go to. That wasn’t the first time the two have been linked either.
In 2015, his father told reporters: “If [Fekir] leaves, it will be for Arsenal. It’s the only club that can enable him to progress, with Arsene Wenger.”
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