Exequiel Palacios confirms Arsenal interested in summer transfer

October 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPalacios has confirmed Arsenal are interested in him (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are ready to listen to offers for the likes of Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi, as Emery targets an overhaul of his squad.But Arsenal’s efforts to lure big-name players to the Emirates is reportedly being hampered by their failure to qualify for the Champions League.A humiliating 4-1 defeat to Chelsea ended Arsenal’s hopes of securing Champions League football next season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Palacios almost move to Real Madrid last summer (Picture: Getty)River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios has confirmed Arsenal are interested in signing him this summer.The 20-year-old has been tracked by Arsenal and Real Madrid in the last year and is considered one of the brightest prospects in South America.Real agreed a £20million deal with River Plate for Palacios last summer, before injury scuppered the move and Arsenal have been tipped as the new frontrunners.Asked about his future this week, Palacios revealed Arsenal were one of his suitors: ‘I’m proud clubs like Real Madrid and Arsenal are interested in me.’ADVERTISEMENT Exequiel Palacios confirms Arsenal interested in summer transfer Palacios has an £18m release clause (Picture: Getty)Though Real agreed a £20m fee last year, Palacios’s release clause stands at a reported £18m.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery is planning a big summer, but will have to spend within his means due to a restricted transfer budget.The Spaniard reportedly has a transfer kitty as small as £45m and will have to offload some first-team players to raise further funds. Commentcenter_img Coral BarryWednesday 5 Jun 2019 11:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link467Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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