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Gunners 'make contact' with prime target - prepare €12m summer bid

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Arsenal have reportedly made contact with PSG over a summer move for Mamadou Sakho.

The 20-year-old defender has been linked with an Emirates switch for several months now, and fresh reports claim Arsene Wenger is ready to make a summer move to bring the player to Arsenal.

French newspaper L’Equipe claimed that the Gunners have made an initial approach to the Ligue 1 outfit, with an apparent fee and wages that Arsenal will be willing to pay the young international.

Former defender and French based club scout Gilles Grimandi has made 'low level' approaches in the past, according to Young Guns, and it appears the north London side are ready to make serious moves for the player.

With contract negotiations stalling in Paris and reports that Arsenal would double the player's weekly wage, the only obvious stumbling block would be if the two clubs can agree a fee for the talented player.

Whilst valuations vary from media outlet to outlet, it's thought that a bid in the region of €12 million would be enough to bring the player to Arsenal.

The Gunners could face competition from a variety of clubs around Europe though, with Serie A sides and La Liga clubs also thought to be interested in the player's services.


 

Sakho made his international debut for Les Bleus against England at Wembley in November, and the Arsenal boss was in the crowd to take a look at the player first hand.

Wenger is set to dispatch scouts to again to watch the player at the Parc des Princes, and the player could solve the central defender problem which still hinders Arsenal.

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