Arsenal ‘will hold talks over signing Malang Sarr’ but will battle for his free transfer as Konstantinos Mavropanos comes on loan to Stuttgart
- Arsenal is interested in signing Malang Sarr, but has yet to offer him a contract
- The defender is available for free after coming to Nice at the end of his deal
- Sarr has attracted a lot of interest and is in advanced conversations with other clubs
- Arsenal is struggling to commit to signing players amid financial uncertainty
- Konstantinos Mavropanos has meanwhile concluded a loan agreement with Stuttgart
Arsenal have reportedly held talks over a decision to contract defender Malang Sarr but are faced with the prospect of missing him because they have not yet made him a contract offer.
The highly rated 21-year-old is available for a free transfer after his deal with Nice ended this summer and Arsenal is one of many clubs chasing his signature.
According to GoalArsenal have contacted the player’s representatives to express their interest, but have yet to submit a formal offer amid uncertainty over their financial situation.
Arsenal wants to sign Malang Sarr, but has yet to offer him a deal and compete for his signature
The France under-21 international is already in more advanced talks with other clubs with Serie A side Torino making a concerted effort to land their man.
Arsenal has plans to re-engage a center-back in the summer after sending Konstantinos Mavropanos on loan for another season.
The Greek defender who has has just completed a successful loan period in Germany, which allowed Nurnberg to avoid relegation from the Budesliga 2, has signed a new deal with Arsenal but will spend next season in Stuttgart, it was announced Thursday.
Mikel Arteta will have to wait for the campaign to finish before the club commits to signing players
Arsenal has welcomed William Saliba, who was loaned to Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 last season, but wants to strengthen his defensive options for next season.
In addition to Sarr, Reims center-back Axel Disasi, who has recently been linked to Wolves and Southampton, is also on Arsenal’s radar.
However, the Premier League club has been hit hard financially by the effects of the corona virus and is struggling to join with determination to sign their goals.
Konstantinos Mavropanos (left) is getting closer to leaving the club on loan for next season
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admitted he was unsure if he would get money to strengthen his side for next season after their 2-1 win over champion Liverpool on Wednesday evening.
“I don’t know,” he told Sky Sports. “It is a great concern.
“You need to put together a team. It is not magic. You need to improve with quality players in the squad and you need bigger squads to participate in this competition. There is the challenge. ‘
Arsenal thinks they will have more clarity on how much money will be available once the current campaign is completed and will wait until then before making decisions about potential new entrants.