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Arsenal hold talks with title winners to sign £46.4 million rated midfielder - Reports 

Arsenal have begun negotiations with AC Milan for Sandro Tonali.
Arsenal have begun negotiations with AC Milan for Sandro Tonali.
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Premier League giants Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali this summer.

According to Enrico Camelio (via Calciomercato.it), the Gunners have held negotiations with the reigning Serie A champions over a potential move for the Italian.

Arsenal & AC Milan have held a meeting to discuss midfielder Sandro Tonali. Although Milan declared he is ‘not transferable’, a proposal worth €55m would make them consider the offer. [@enricocamelio, @calciomercatoit] #afc https://t.co/l9X2uQ7U19

Camelio has said that Stefano Pioli's side are reluctant to part ways with the 22-year-old. However, they could be willing to listen to offers in the region of €55 million.

Arsenal have enjoyed an incredible summer transfer window, signing Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner. The club enjoyed an impressive start to their Premier League campaign, cruising to a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

Nevertheless, manager Mikel Arteta has said that he's looking for more reinforcements. He needs a ball-playing midfielder to play alongside Thomas Partey. Tonali has emerged as an option.

The Italian joined Milan from Brescia in the summer of 2020. He endured a difficult debut campaign at the San Siro, failing to score in 37 appearances across competitions.

The youngster, though, stepped up the next season, scoring five goals in 36 games as Milan won their first Scudetto in 11 years. Tonali is considered one of the brightest prospects in Italian football and would be a good addition to Arteta's team.


Arsenal could make move for Youri Tielemans if they fail to sign Sandro Tonali

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AC Milan are unlikely to part with a key asset like Tonali after seeing midfielder Franck Kessie leave on a free transfer.

In that case, Arsenal could switch their attention from Tonali to Leicester City star Youri Tielemans. The Gunners have been heavily linked with the Belgian in the last couple of months. Tielemans has been one of Leicester's best players in recent times. He enjoyed an impressive 2021-22 campaign, scoring six goals in 32 Premier League games.

🚨 @David_Ornstein: “Youri Tielemans is a player Arsenal like. Leicester City would sell with only a year to go on his contract, but there’s no movement on that one yet & I think Arsenal would need to let someone go if they’re to bring someone in.” [@NBCSportsSoccer] #afc

The midfielder has just a year left on his contract and could be available for a bargain price this summer. As per Football.London, Tielemans 'would love' to join the Gunners.


Edited by Bhargav
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