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Arsenal in talks to sign former Porto winger Yacine Brahimi on a free transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Wilfried Zaha has also been linked with a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is keen to sign a winger to his ranks ahead of the new season with Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha believed to be Arsenal’s top transfer target this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementZaha supported Arsenal as a child and has informed his bosses at Selhurst Park that he wishes to join the club, although Palace have slapped a prohibitive £100m price tag on their prized asset.Following Arsenal’s failure to secure Champions League football next season, Emery is working with a reduced transfer budget of around £45m which makes Brahimi a desirable target and more attainable than Zaha.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDuring his five-year spell with Porto, Brahimi scored 54 goals and provided 43 assists in 215 games, helping the club win the Portuguese Primeira Liga once during that time.Brahimi, who was born in Paris, has also played for Rennes, Clermont and Granada in La Liga, while he represented his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Yacine Brahimi is a target for Arsenal after leaving Porto (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are in talks to sign Algeria international winger Yacine Brahimi on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with FC Porto, according to Sky Sports.The 29-year-old has officially left Porto following five seasons in Portugal and is free to discuss a move elsewhere with Arsenal willing to offer him the chance to play in the Premier League.Although Arsenal are able to negotiate with Brahimi alone due to him being a free agent, Sky reports that both parties are some way apart from reaching an agreement over personal terms.A potential sticking point could be in regards to Brahimi’s signing-on-fee as he is reportedly holding out for around £3.5m to join Arsenal, according to reports in his native Algeria.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal in talks to sign former Porto winger Yacine Brahimi on a free transfer Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jul 2019 1:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link757Shares Commentlast_img

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