Arsenal in pole position to sign €20m-rated English defender

The London giants are working on a deal to sign Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey. U21 England international was one of the stars of the opening two months of the campaign, but struggles with injury and fitness have shackled him. Nonetheless, the Chelsea academy product looks destined for the top, and the Gunners have taken notice.

The report claims that Hector Bellerin will be heading out the exit door in the summertime, with all sides in agreement over that fact. Hector Bellerin has been a brilliant servant to Arsenal at right-back. If he were to leave, the Gunners would be unwise to cut corners with the replacement.

They’re not going to, with Brighton’s Tariq being mentioned as the man that they want to replace Bellerin. Talks are already underway to get the deal done, with a €40m fee being mentioned as his valuation. Tariq would be a brilliant acquisition for the Gunners, and quite the coup, too. Let’s wait and see if this one comes to fruition.

Hector Bellerin is reportedly expected to be a transfer target for PSG as they hunt for a new signing in that position this summer. PSG have Alessandro Florenzi on loan from Roma but look unlikely to take up the option to sign him permanently, which could lead them to Bellerin.