Arsenal open talks about signing 24-year-old Belgian – report

Arsenal are interested in signing Dennis Praet from Sampdoria this summer, according to reports

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Arsenal have held talks about the possibility of signing Belgian midfielder Dennis Praet from Sampdoria this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Gianluca Di Marzio, as quoted by the Daily Mirror, is reporting that the Gunners have had discussions with the midfielder’s agent about a possible move to The Emirates this summer.

The north London club are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Unai Emery prepares for his first campaign in charge at the club.

And the same story says that the Gunners have had “concrete” talks with the 24-year-old’s agent about a possible move to the north London side.

According to the same report, Arsenal believe that it would be a bargain if they could sign the midfielder for a fee of about £22m.

It is also claimed that Arsenal view the midfielder as a possible alternative to top target Lorenzo Pellegrini of Roma.

Arsenal are bound to be linked with a host of players this summer as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of Emery’s first season in charge.

The Spanish boss was unveiled as Arsenal’s new head coach last week after Arsene Wenger opted to stand down at the end of the season.

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