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Arsenal 'Taking A Look At' Hijacking Manchester United's £100 Million Christopher Nkunku Move

Adam Hamdani

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Arsenal 'Taking A Look At' Hijacking Manchester United's £100 Million Christopher Nkunku Move

Arsenal are interested in signing RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku, according to reports.

The 24-year-old forward had a breakout season in the Bundesliga, scoring 20 goals and assisting 13 more in 34 league games last season.

It now appears that Nkunku's stellar season has led to a vast amount of interest in signing him.

According to the Independent, the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG and Liverpool have all looked at signing Nkunku.

It's extremely unlikely that Liverpool will move for Nkunku, with a deal to sign Darwin Nunez from Benfica for around £100m this summer already agreed.

Arsenal are looking to add depth to a wafer thin squad that suffered last season at its lack of depth, culminating in a fifth place finish.

Manchester United were the frontrunners to sign Nkunku after their disappointment at trying to sign Nunez, but are unlikely to spend that much on a budget of £120 million.

While the Independent report that Arsenal are willing to pay the £100 million asking price for Nkunku, it seems unlikely the move will happen this summer, and the player is reportedly set to sign an extension at Leipzig which will include a reasonable release clause.

Arsenal have been linked heavily with the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Youri Tielemans, although no transfers have gone any further than reports and rumours at this stage. The transfer window opened on Friday, and Mikel Arteta will likely want to have his transfer business wrapped up before the pre-season tour starts next month.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Transfers, Christopher Nkunku, RB Leipzig

Adam Hamdani
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