Arsenal receive 'enquiry' for €35m man as summer transfer plans given go-ahead

Fabio Vieira has struggled to make the desired impact since leaving Porto to join Arsenal

Fabio Vieira could be on his way out of Arsenal following reports of interest from Ligue 1 this month. According to Football Transfers, Monaco and one other unnamed French club have enquired about the possibility of taking the midfielder on loan for the remainder of the season.

Vieira is currently struggling with a groin injury which has seen him sidelined since November, but it seems game time is far from guaranteed upon his return to full fitness. With the report suggesting Arsenal are willing to offload players in the closing stages of the window, he could be one player made available.

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The 23-year-old has struggled to find his feet in north London since making the €35m switch in 2022 from Porto, where he established himself as one of the brightest young talents in Europe. As such, he has found himself on the edges of Mikel Arteta's first-team plans, playing a bit-part role and making most of his appearances off the bench.

The Portuguese made 22 Premier League appearances for Arsenal last season, but just three starts as he struggled to make a lasting impact. To his credit, this campaign has been more fruitful already, with Vieira recording three assists and a goal in eight league outings, but his last performance was brought to a premature end as he was red carded in the win over Burnley.

Elsewhere, Arsenal have been given a boost in their pursuit of Victor Osimhen, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirming plans for the striker to leave the club at the end of the season.

Arsenal are one of several Premier League clubs to be linked to Osimhen, who has a £100m release clause, and they could well be in the frame as they look to add more firepower to their attacking ranks.

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"We’ve known it since last summer; otherwise, the negotiation to extend would not have been so long," De Laurentiis told the media earlier this week. "We already knew he would join Real Madrid, PSG or a Premier League club."