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Arsenal have reportedly identified Nabil Fekir as their priority attacking target ahead of the summer transfer window.
Fekir has scored 55 goals in 145 games for Lyon since breaking into the first-team back in 2013 but the 24-year-old has consistently been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent seasons.
The Gunners have been well aware of Fekir for some time and French scout Gilles Grimandi has closely monitored the forward’s development since his rise in Ligue 1.
According to The Daily Mail, Arsene Wenger has ordered Arsenal to get a deal over the line for the France attacker before the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
It’s claimed Wenger is prepared to spend £45million on Fekir following Arsenal’s £52m move for the forward’s former Lyon team-mate Alexandre Lacazette last summer.
Asked about his favourite leagues in December, Fekir told Telefoot: ‘Spain, with Real [Madrid], Barcelona & Atletico [Madrid] who are the big clubs. ‘After that there is England: Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal. I don’t have a specific club [I want to go to].
‘Is this my last season at Lyon? I don’t know what the future holds for me. ‘I’ve still got two years left on my contract. So, I’m still Lyonnais.’