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Arsenal will make a move next summer for Paris Saint-Germain’s Goncalo Guedes as they look to rebuild after the departures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Though Arsenal are also expected to make a fresh move for another left-sided attacking player in Thomas Lemar in January – though they will bid well below the £90million which was on offer in August – Guedes, 21, has also been identified to help fill the vacuum by the expected departure of the club’s best players next summer.
Guedes is on a season-long loan at Valencia where he has been instrumental in the club’s challenge to Barcelona in La Liga.
With PSG under pressure from UEFA to balance their books after committing to £366 million in transfer fees last summer in signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Arsenal are hopeful they can secure him from his parent club.
It will be the new head of football relations Raul Sanllehi’s job to use his contacts gained at Barcelona to secure the Portuguese player.
Arsenal are still considering a move for Monaco’s Lemar in January, though they will not match that £90m offer they made in August.
That would have been funded by the potential £60m fee for Alexis Sanchez from Manchester City – though both deals collapsed after Lemar was reluctant to make the move at such a late stage of the transfer window. It is understood he is now keen to move, which may persuade Monaco to sell.