Shock report! Arsenal target £22m January swoop for Ligue 1 hitman

first_img1 Arsenal are lining up a bid for Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, claim reports in France.Arsene Wenger opted against buying a forward in the summer transfer market but is said to be plotting a swoop for the Belgian, who has scored six goals in nine league appearances for the French club this season.According to Mercato 365, the Gunners are prepared to shell out around £22m for the 22-year-old in January and the club’s hierarchy are expected to make contact with Marseille over the next few weeks.Batshuayi has a contract until 2019 with the Ligue 1 club but the lure of Arsenal may prove too tempting for him to turn down.Marseille are expected to play hard ball with the Gunners after only signing Batshuayi from Standard Liege last year, and may delay any possible deal until the summer. Michy Batshuayi last_img

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