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According to reports, Arsenal are moving closer to securing the signature of Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir despite La Liga team FC Barcelona showing interests.
As reported by TransferMarketWeb, the Frenchman is looking more likely to join the Emirates side to fill the vacant boots of contract rebel Alexis Sanchez.
As per Daily Mirror, Chilean international Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a transfer to Manchester City and French big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain as the forward heads towards ending his current Arsenal contract, with seemingly little or no hope of him renewing his Arsenal deal.
This would be a major setback for the gunners, but it looks like manager Arsene Wenger has already made good progress in his bid to sign a top-class attacker to replace the former Barcelona forward.
Recently, Daily Star commented that Arsene Wenger’s side were making progress in negotiations over bringing in Fekir, who could cost a club transfer record of around £60million.
The 24-year-old has scored 14 goals and made four assists in all competitions this campaign, making a bright start to the season for Lyon.
Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette was also signed from the French Ligue 1 giants last summer, so the Gunners may feel they have an opportunity yet again of signing another player from them.