Arsenal could be set for £ 46.3million transfer windfall as Edu steps up pursuit of Renato Sanches


Arsenal are reportedly keen to sign Lille midfielder Renato Sanches in the January transfer window.

Sanches was linked with a move to Emirates Stadium for most of the summer and the Portugal international has made no secret of his desire to leave Ligue 1 in the coming months.

Speaking to French media L’Equipe earlier this week, he said: “Maybe Milan and Arsenal are interested but I don’t know.

“I spoke with my agent, I know which clubs are calling and which are calling now, but I can’t tell now. But I know I’m ready. If an offer comes in, I’ll see what’s best for me . “

Now Italian outlet Calciomercato has claimed the Gunners will try to offload three players in January in a bid to raise funds for a potential transfer to bring Sanches to north London.

The report says CTO Edu plans to sell Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Bernd Leno over the New Year, hoping to receive around € 55million (£ 46.3million) for the trio.

Nketiah and Lacazette are both in the final years of their contracts with the club and the two center-forward look set to leave Mikel Arteta’s side either in the winter window or next summer.

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Meanwhile, Leno has struggled to gain any playing time in recent weeks, finding himself behind England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in Arteta’s pecking order – sparking rumors of a move away from the Emirates in recent weeks.

Former Bayer Leverkusen’s deal is set to expire in the summer of 2023, which means January seems like the perfect time to move it forward before its value drops.


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