According to a short snippet in the Times (£), Bordeaux are interested in signing Mohamed Elneny.
The Egypt international, 26, is widely expected to leave the Emirates this summer and has already been touted as a possible makeweight in any deal with Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha.
Leicester, Fulham, AS Roma, Marseille and the usual gaggle of Turkish clubs have all sniffed around in the past.
Arsene Wenger signed the midfielder from Basel in January 2016 and rewarded him with a new long-term deal just before his departure was announced in April 2018. Since then, things have gone downhill for Elneny.
Unai Emery clearly didn’t fancy him and he was used just 17 times in all competitions last season.
It’s thought that Mo is probably on about £55,000 a week so offloading him on those wages to a club outside the Premier League could be a sticking point.
We’ll learn more in the coming weeks, after his country’s surprise exit on home turf at the hands of South Africa in the African Cup of Nations this week, he’s got a bit of time to think about his future.