Arsenal contact €60m Man Utd target, offering ‘tailor-made project’

Date published: Thursday 28th May 2020 10:38

Arsenal have spoken to the representatives of Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo and offered him a “tailor-made project”, according to reports.

Speculation over Matondo’s future has risen considerably in recent weeks, with it first emerging that Manchester United have identified the 19-year-old as a back-up option for Jadon Sancho.

It was then revealed that the Wales international has a €60million release clause in his contract applying to all English clubs, except his former side Manchester City.

Real Madrid have also been credited with interest and, according to Todofichajes, Arsenal are the latest club to be keeping tabs on the player.

The source claims that the Gunners have begun initial discussions with Schalke, including asking about his availability and offering him a “project” at The Emirates.

Arsenal could be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements when the transfer window re-opens, with the futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette uncertain.

Lacazette is reportedly on thin ice having been pictured inhaling nitrous oxide, while Aubameyang – who is entering the final year of his contract – is being heavily linked with a move away.

 

Matondo, meanwhile, has started 10 Bundesliga games this season, following his arrival in Germany from City last January.

In other news, Arsenal defender David Luiz could be set to leave this summer after it emerged the deal he signed from Chelsea last summer was only for 12 months, with an extension yet to be agreed.

Luiz has formed an important part of the Gunners’ defence since his move across London.

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