According to Spanish publication Estadio Deportivo, Arsenal are lining up an offer for Le Havre defensive midfielder Pape Gueye.
The 21-year-old Senegalese-born Frenchman has been a regular in Ligue 2 this season making 22 appearances.
Looking at Gueye’s international experience – he’s played for France at both under-18 and under-19 level – it’s possible that he’s crossed paths with Matteo Guendouzi, who also made his way to the Emirates from his country’s second tier.
Obviously, it’s very early in the year for summer transfer speculation but with question marks still hovering over the long-term future of Granit Xhaka (amongst others), it certainly makes sense that we’re making contact with potential replacements.
As you might expect, we’re not the only ones keeping tabs on Gueye. The report claims Sevilla, Udinese, Fiorentina and AC Milan have all sent scouts to watch him.