Arsenal have reportedly had a bid rejected for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, and it's easy to see why they've made a move for him.
Mikel Arteta is looking to strengthen his midfield this summer, after a season in which Arsenal finished down in eighth, especially with Granit Xhaka linked with a move to join Jose Mourinho's Roma.
It seems that the relatively unknown Lokonga is a prime target, with reports in Belgium claiming they've already made a bid for the player.
According to HLN, the Gunners bid €15 million for the 21-year-old, whilst the Pro League club are holding out for €20 million.
A highlights video of the youngster shows exactly why Arteta wants to sign the player, who has made 69 appearances for Anderlecht's first team.
Lokonga is reportedly open to a move this summer, although Arsenal do face competition from both Germany and France, which means the price could go up.
As well as Xhaka's potential departure, the north London club have already lost Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard from last season, with the loan pair heading back to Real Madrid.
Any signing would likely partner with Thomas Partey, who signed from Atletico Madrid last summer, with the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe playing ahead of them.
Arsenal fans are pretty excited by the links to Lokonga, even if they haven't all seen him play yet!
Arsenal fans got excited last week when Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana, who had an excellent first season in the Premier League, was photographed wearing an Arsenal shirt.
The Frenchman had to release a statement saying he'd simply swapped shirts with a friend whilst playing football on holiday.
At least there seems like they have more of a reason to be excited about Lokonga, for now at least.
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