AC Milan keen on Arsenal's Joel Campbell

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AC Milan are still interested in signing Arsenal forward Joel Campbell, and are keen to wrap up a season long-loan deal for the Costa Rican, reports The Daily Star.

The 22-year-old has been in the spotlight over the Summer after his impressive and mature displays for his national team during their sensational World Cup in Brazil.

Impressive World Cup

Drawn in the same group as England, Uruguay and Italy, Costa Rica were given no chance at all and were expected to end on 0 points, but in fact, thanks inpart to Campbell's brilliance, they ended up topping the group with a staggering seven points, beating both Italy and Uruguay.

They then went on to the knockout stage where they saw off Greece, but were eventually eliminated in the quarter-finals via a penalty shoot-out at the hands of Louis van Gaal's Netherlands.

Uncertain future

However, Campbell's heroics for his national side saw him dominate transfer talks, and with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger still unsure on what his playing role will be for The Gunners, Italian giants AC Milan are keen on having him at their club for the season.

Despite Wenger confirming that he wants to keep Campbell at Arsenal for the season ahead, there are still thoughts that he could be sent out on loan for one more season, before featuring regularly for the club in the 2015/2016 season, and Milan are keen to negotiate a deal with Arsenal for the striker.

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Campbell spent last season out on loan in Greece with Olympiakos, and his performances throughout the campaign were superb, especially against Manchester United in the Champions League, where he scored a wonder long-range goal.

Arsenal decision

Wenger is now set to decide on the role Campbell will have at the club this season if he was to stay, but it's believed that Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo will be the two main front-men, with Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Lukas Podolski all able to fill in that role as well.

The Costa Rican did feature for The Gunners for the first time this weekend, against Benfica in the club's annual Emirates Cup, and he found the back of the net during their thumping 5-1 victory.

His sweet left-foot volley doubled Arsenal's lead on the day, whilst strike partner, Sanogo, netted the other four.

Despite the majority of Arsenal fans calling for a new striker at the club, Wenger is adamant that they already have enough options at their disposal, which could see Campbell stay on at the club.

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