Arsenal in talks to sign 21-year-old Ligue 1 star – report

Arsenal have held discussions with Rennes around their Europa League tie about signing Ismalia Sarr, according to a report

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Arsenal are in discussions with Rennes to sign Ismalia Sarr, according to a report in England.

Website Goal, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Gunners were planning to use their clash with Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday night to step up negotiations for Sarr.

The same article states that the north London outfit held talks with Rennes following Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to the Ligue 1 side in France last week.

According to the same story, the Gunners were looking to advance negotiations when the two clubs met for the second leg of their last-16 tie on Thursday night.

The report goes on to state that Arsenal were closing in on signing Sarr before Sven Mislintat left his role at the Emirates Stadium last month.

Arsenal could have to pay a significant fee for Sarr given that the winger’s current deal is set to run until 2021.

The Gunners were 3-0 winners against Rennes in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Thursday night to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg in France.

Arsenal aren’t in action this weekend following their 3-1 loss to Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round back in January.

Unai Emery’s side are in fourth place in the Premier League table and two points ahead of Manchester United in the race to secure a Champions League spot.

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