Arsenal made late attempt to land new Liverpool FC signing – report

Arsenal made a late attempt to try and sign Fabinho from Monaco, according to reports

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Arsenal made a late attempt to try and sign Fabinho from Monaco before the Brazilian moved to Liverpool FC, according to reports in the British media.

Sky Sports is reporting that the Gunners made a late move to try and bring the 24-year-old to The Emirates as Unai Emery’s first summer signing, but it was Liverpool who ended up securing the signature of the 24-year-old midfielder.

Liverpool FC announced that they had concluded a deal to sign Fabinho late on Sunday evening, with the midfielder having signed a long-term contract at Anfield to become Jurgen Klopp’s first signing of the summer.

However, the same story says that Arsenal made multiple attempts to try and sign Fabinho over the weekend, but the player had already settled on a move to the Merseyside outfit.

The same article says that Liverpool FC’s deal to sign Fabinho will cost them around £39.3m (€45m) plus a maximum of £4.3m (€5m) in add-ons.

Arsenal are still searching for their first signing of the summer after appointing Emery as their new head coach last week.

The Gunners are aiming to significantly bolster their squad this summer as they bid to build a team capable of breaking back into the top four next season.

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