Arsenal could snap up French target Kingsley Coman for nothing

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Arsenal could snap up one of the most highly-rated teenagers in France this summer and not have to pay out a huge transfer fee, though they would have to fight off some of the most prestigious sides in Europe to do so.

According to Le10Sport, PSG midfielder Kingsley Coman has decided not to sign a new contract with the club and his current deal expires this summer, so he will be free to listen to offers from interested parties. The report claims one of those interested parties are the Gunners, but any switch to Emirates Stadium is likely to be challenged by some big-spending Champions League teams.

In demand youngster

Bayern Munich and Juventus are two of the biggest names mentioned to be in for the 18-year-old, though only the German champions are likely to be able to match the spending of Arsenal, who are on the look out for more quality depth to add to the squad.

The report claims Coman has become frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities at Parc des Princes, which were always going to be limited considering the cast of stars the Qatari owners have bought in and that the attacking midfielder is still so inexperienced. Manager Laurent Blanc can call on the likes of Blase Matuidi, Marco Verratti, Lucas, Yohan Cabaye and Ezequiel Lavezzi to operate in the advanced midfield roles, so there is little prospect of Coman playing regularly any time soon.

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Arsene Wenger has built a reputation at Arsenal of signing young French unknowns and turning them into world stars, with name like Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit, Nicolas Anelka (who was bought from PSG), Thierry Henry and Laurent Koscielny just a few - so it is no surprise he is interested in Coman.

Arsenal have a host of midfield talent

However, some would question whether another attacking midfielder is what Arsenal need right now as they have a number of good quality options in that area in the form of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Özil Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Seeing those names make the possibility of Coman opting for Emirates Stadium seem a little short-sighted, but Wenger also has a track record of promoting youth and giving them a chance if he feels they have what it takes to get to the top.

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