Arsenal join Liverpool in £24m transfer race

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Montpellier manager Michel der Zakarian has sent a message to Mikel Arteta and other English clubs interested in the French talisman.

With Arsenal's England stars now making their way back to club training, all Gunners' eyes are turning towards the home clash with Leeds United on Saturday.

The title campaign resumes for Mikel Arteta and his side who will be hoping to pick up from where they left off with six league wins on the trot before the international break.

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Here are the latest Arsenal transfer rumours breaking in outlets today.

Montpellier slap valuation on Arsenal target

The Gunners have been linked with a move for Montpellier winger Elye Wahi this summer and now the French club have named their price.

The 20-year-old has four goals in his last three Ligue 1 matches and has emerged as one of France's hottest talents.

With Montpellier sitting 11th in the league, Wahi may look to taste European football elsewhere and manager Michel der Zakarian has now spoken about any potential transfer.

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The boss told France Bleu: "The kid, he’s 20, and full of talent. That costs a lot. For me, minimum €25-30m. When you see the TV rights over there, England can buy him. It’s easier for them. Where he can improve?

Elye Wahi won’t leave Montpellier for cheap (Image: Getty Images)Elye Wahi won’t leave Montpellier for cheap (Image: Getty Images)
Elye Wahi won’t leave Montpellier for cheap (Image: Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

"He needs to work on his volume, needs to run a lot more, always be moving and be in a position to repeat the efforts. If you don’t have the fitness.

“He’s a sprinter, he goes really quickly, but sometimes he’s knackered after 45 minutes. He needs to work a bit better, that’s every day at training.

"If he wants to play in a big club and play with great players, he needs to work hard. He can go very far, at a very, very good level. Scoring goals like he does, you need to put them in the back of the net. What he does is good for his age, but I think he can do even better.”

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Arsenal to fight Liverpool and Bayern Munich for German star

Arsenal will have to fight off interest from Liverpool and Bayern Munich for Eintracht Frankfurt forward Jesper Lindstrom this summer, who is valued at £24m according to Transfermarkt.

The Danish star is set to leave the club during the upcoming window as the club prepare to cash in on a player who has seven goals to his name this term.

The 23-year-old's contract at the club isn't up until 2026 so Frankfurt will be expecting a nice payday for letting their man go.

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Lindstrom has been linked with the Gunners | Getty Images

SPORT1 in Germany report that Arsenal are one of the frontrunners to negotiate with the Bundesliga side while Bild state that Liverpool and Bayern Munich have also been scouting Lindstrom.

The winger looks like a Mikel Arteta player with his ability to play anywhere across the front three and has already picked up Champions League experience with Frankfurt.

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