Arsenal ‘pushing hard’ for Lucas Paqueta transfer and Lyon star ‘is considering summer move’

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Arsenal ‘pushing hard’ for Lucas Paqueta transfer and Lyon star ‘is considering summer move’

ARSENAL are ‘pushing hard’ to sign Lyon’s Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta. That’s the claim from Media Foot –

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ARSENAL are ‘pushing hard’ to sign Lyon’s Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta.

That’s the claim from Media Foot – despite the Gunners hovering ever closer to Leicester’s Youri Tielemans.

Lucas Paqueta is rated a prime target to fill Arsenal’s problem midfield spot
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Lyon are reportedly expecting to ‘soon receive an offer’ for 33-cap Paqueta.

The ex-AC Milan star, 24, is said to have rejected moves to several other clubs.

 And it’s understood Arsenal’s priority is to persuade Paqueta they are the right team for him – BEFORE they make a firm offer to his Ligue 1 side.

Emirates boss Mikel Arteta is prioritising at least one new top-class midfielder, plus a wideman.

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Belgium ace Tielemans remains Arteta’s dream target down the middle.

And out wide the ‘new Eden Hazard’ – Lille’s Edon Zhegrova – has emerged as a surprise option.

There were even reports on Thursday that the Gunners have bid for the Kosova hero.

The 23-year-old would certainly be a cheaper alternative to Raphina.


And in any case the Leeds winger is tipped to reject Arsenal and Chelsea for a £40,000-a-week pay rise at Barcelona.

Ivory Coast wideman Nicolas Pepe is one of seven players who could exit the Emirates.

Bernd Leno, Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, Pablo Mari, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson might also depart.

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