Arsenal ‘in discussions with Moussa Diaby’s brokers’
Arsenal are reportedly at present in talks with the brokers of Moussa Diaby over a potential transfer for the Bayer Leverkusen attacker throughout this summer time’s switch window.
The 23-year-old has once more been in sturdy type for his German membership through the 2022-23 marketing campaign, scoring 11 targets and registering six assists in 32 appearances in all competitions.
In response to German journalist Christian Falk, Arsenal are eager on a summer time transfer for the France worldwide, with the Gunners at present in discussions with his representatives.
Falk referenced Diaby whereas discussing 19-year-old attacker Florian Wirtz, who’s one other Leverkusen participant to be closely linked with a transfer away from the Bundesliga giants.
“I’ve right this moment (Friday) been in Leverkusen to satisfy Rudi Voller (Leverkusen sporting director) and Florian Wirtz, who’s a goal of many golf equipment in Europe, however has determined to remain in Leverkusen minimal till 2024 for the European Championship,” the journalist wrote in his column for CaughtOffside.
“After I entered the elevate in Leverkusen’s Membership Heart, Simon Rolfes, Leverkusen’s sporting director, was already in. He informed me that he noticed the various rumours about Premier League curiosity in six gamers of his, a number of of which I wrote about in my final column.
“He joked that he now has quite a lot of work to do due to that. One participant on this column was: Moussa Diaby. Arsenal nonetheless have an curiosity in Diaby. The Bayer Leverkusen star’s brokers are in touch with the membership.”
Diaby was closely linked with a transfer to Newcastle United throughout final summer time’s switch window, however Leverkusen’s substantial asking value is believed to have scuppered a potential deal.
The ahead made the transfer to Leverkusen from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, and he has represented the Black and Reds on 156 events, scoring 46 targets and registering 43 assists.
This season, Diaby has managed eight targets and 5 assists in 22 appearances within the Bundesliga, with Xabi Alonso‘s aspect at present sitting ninth within the desk.
The Frenchman additionally netted twice in six appearances within the group stage of the Champions League, whereas he has one objective in three Europa League appearances, with Leverkusen main Ferencvaros 2-0 after the primary leg of their last-16 contest.
Diaby has additionally been capped on eight events by France, however he missed out on a spot of their squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The attacker’s versatility is believed to enchantment to Arsenal, as he’s able to that includes throughout the ahead line, though he has primarily operated off the suitable this time period.
Mikel Arteta‘s aspect shall be trying to make it 5 Premier League victories in a row once they journey to Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon to face Fulham.