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Real Sociedad prepare £6m bid for Joel Campbell

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Arsenal striker Joel Campbell could be on his way back to Spain this summer as Real Sociedad prepare a £6 million bid for the Costa Rica international.

David Moyes is keen to strengthen his attacking options in San Sebastian next season and according to the Daily Mail sees the 22-year-old as a suitable acquisition.

Campbell spent the second half of the campaign away from the Emirates Stadium after joining La Liga outfit Villarreal on loan as part of the deal that saw the Gunners clinch the £11 million signing of Gabriel Paulista in the January transfer window.

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He managed just one goal during his time at El Madrigal, but was primarily deployed as a winger, whereas the former Manchester United boss plans to play him in his preferred position as a centre forward at the Anoeta Stadium.

It's unclear whether Arsene Wenger would be willing to cash-in on the player. However, with competition for places in north London at an all-time high it's difficult to see Campbell breaking into Arsenal's starting XI, and so a move away might be in the best interests of his long-term future.

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Moyes improved Sociedad's defence during his debut campaign in charge but was left frustrated by his side's lack of goals, and so he wants to bring in three new attack-minded players during the close season.

Danny Ings was also believed to be a target, but after Liverpool confirmed on Monday morning that they've agreed a deal in principle to sign the Burnley marksman on a Bosman free transfer - subject to a medical - the 52-year-old Scot must now turn his attention to alternative options.

The England U21 international becomes Brendan Rodgers's second signing of the summer after the Anfield club secured the signature of Manchester City midfielder James Milner last week.

Milner also moves to Merseyside for next to nothing after failing to agree a new contract at the Etihad Stadium, opting for the opportunity to play regular football with the Reds over more money with the Citizens.

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