Arsenal transfer news: Gunners ‘enter fray’ for Denis Zakaria after talks with Man Utd | Football | Sport

Arsenal have entered the running for £6million January bargain Denis Zakaria, according to reports in Germany. The box-to-box, dynamic midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season with Borussia Monchengladbach now pushing for a winter sale to avoid losing their player on a free transfer.

The established Swiss international, who has represented his country at the 2018 World Cup, the Nations League in 2019 and Euro 2020, has already won 38 caps for his country at the age of 25.

Predominantly a No 8, Zakaria is known for his energy and ball retention ability in the middle of the park.

A number of Premier League clubs have continued to monitor the development of the former Young Boys man in the past two seasons, including the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

However, following a slight dip in form, it appears neither club are prepared to capitalise on a cut-price deal this month.

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Arthur has struggled with both Barcelona and the Bianconeri since arriving in Europe from Gremio in 2018.

The Brazilian has failed to elevate his game to the next level despite showing glimpses of huge promise.

There’s hope Arsenal can buck the trend if they are able to pull off a loan deal.

Juventus are willing to do business but want to sign a replacement first.

Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes remains a long-term target and a deal could be explored this summer.

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