ARSENAL are reportedly already working on a move for a new centre-back after having a bid rejected this summer. According to Record, The Gunners had a £30million approach for Sporting Lisbon defend…
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Diomande as RCB competition makes the most sense.
'Interestingly, reports in January suggested Arsenal could’ve signed Diomande for a fraction of his current price.
According to journalist Bruno Andrade, the Gunners were eyeing the defender when he was on Midtjylland’s books.
At the time, Diomande was on loan at Portuguese second-tier club Mafra.
The Danish club were reportedly standing firm on their €10million (£7million) valuation.
Arsenal apparently considered signing Diomande and then loaning him out to Sporting.
However, according to Andrade’s tweet on 21 January, that possibility was “no longer” the case.
“The English and Portuguese are now working on different fronts for the young centre-back loaned to Mafra,” he wrote.
Andrade then replied to a follower who asked what these different fronts were. “Both are trying to buy the player,” he said.
At the end of the January transfer window, his loan at Mafra was cut short as Sporting signed him permanently.'
Arsenal have reportedly rekindled their interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Ousmane Diomande. Portuguese outlet Record has claimed that the Gunners have got in touch with the Lions...