Arsenal Interested In Signing Marcelo As Real Madrid Left-Back Tells Club He Wants To Leave

Arsenal are in the mix to sign Real Madrid's Marcelo who has reportedly told the club he wants to leave this summer.

The Brazilian left-back is set to play second fiddle to Ferland Mendy who was snapped up by Real Madrid from Lyon for £47 million.

And it appears the 31-year-old will seek a move away from the Spanish capital in order to play regular first-team football with a host of clubs keeping tabs on him including Arsenal.

According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Arsenal, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are all keen on acquiring his services.

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Marcelo has enjoyed 13 seasons at Real Madrid but his days in Madrid appear to be numbered.

The Gunners are also reportedly eyeing up a move for Celtic's Kieran Tierney.

Ex-Arsenal keeper David Seaman believes Unai Emery needs a back-up stopper and he's urged Unai Emery to sign Joe Hart.

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"I think they should be trying to get a more experienced keeper in as [Bernd] Leno's number two," he said.

"I know they've got some really talented young keepers in Emi Martinez, Deyan Iliev, Matt Macey and Arthur Okonkwo, but I just think they could do with an older number two.

"Those lads are real talents but they've not got an awful lot of experience at the top, top level.

"It would be a big step for them to come in and be Leno's number two in the Premier League after being on loan or playing for the U23s."

Arsenal, of course, won't be able to offer Champions League football to potential new recruits as they work on a tight budget ahead of the new season.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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