Arsenal, Leeds ready to offer French side club-record sale for star winger

Mounir Chouiar Dijon

Arsenal, Leeds and Wolves are all keen on signing Dijon winger Mounir Chouiar for what would be a club-record sale for the French club, according to a report.

The France Under-21 international moved to Dijon from Lens last summer and impressed in his debut season. Indeed, he scored eight goals while laying on two others in 28 games.

L’Equipe (via Get French Football News) now claims that the Premier League trio all hold an interest in the 21-year-old.

While the clubs have yet to table a bid for Chouiar, the report says the interest from England is serious.

In fact, Dijon decided to leave the winger out of the squad for Sunday’s Ligue 1 tie against Brest. The French newspaper claims the omission is directly related to the speculation over his future.

L’Equipe adds that Dijon would likely ask for between €15million (£13million) and €20million (£18million) for Chouiar.

That would present a club-record sale for the French side, with Lios Diony’s €10million (£9million) move to Saint-Etienne Dijon’s current highest earnings from a player.

Mounir Chouiar Dijon

Several reports have documented Leeds’ hunt for a new winger. The Whites initially held serious interest in Rangers’ Ryan Kent, but they retreated after having a £10million bid rejected.

What’s more, Liverpool’s Harry Wilson reportedly remains on Marcelo Bielsa’s radar.

Wolves, meanwhile, have had a quiet window to date. However, one of two pieces of spending saw them shell out a club-record fee for Fabio Silva.

As for Arsenal, boss Mikel Arteta has already bolstered his attack with the signing of Willian from Chelsea.


Meanwhile, Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is reportedly edging closer to a move to Aston Villa.

Martinez, for so long down the pecking order with the Gunners, put himself in the shop window following Bernd Leno’s injury in June.

He impressed between the sticks and Villa are now closing in on his signing.

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