Arsenal track Lille star Idrissa Gueye

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keeping tabs on Lille midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

TalkSPORT quotes sources from France that claim Wenger has Arsenal scouts watching the 24-year-old central midfielder ahead of what promises to be a busy summer at the Emirates Stadium.

With a Champions League spot for next season all but assured following the 3-0 home win over Newcastle on Monday night, Wenger is looking towards the transfer window already.

He's expected to get a significant transfer budget for the coming summer, although the report claims Gueye would likely cost no more than £5.7m.

The Lille star has four years left on his contract with the French side, and he's started all but one of his club's games in the Ligue 1 season so far this term.

He's been a crucial part of Lille's march to third in the table, with European football set to feature at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy next season.

Primarily a defensive midfielder, he has contributed just one goal and one assist so far this term, but he's among the top 15 in the league for interceptions and tackles made per game according to

Arsenal are reportedly looking for a deep-lying midfielder for next season, having failed to replace Alex Song who left for Barcelona in the summer of 2012.

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