Arsenal are considering a move to beat Aston Villa to the signing of Besiktas star Gokhan Tore, according to Calciomercato, as reported by the Metro.
The 23-year-old was previously part of the Chelsea academy, developing as a youth player from 2009 to 2011, but eventually joined Hamburger SV on a senior career.
Villa boss Tim Sherwood is even believed to have travelled to watch Tore’s performance during a recent match between Besiktas and Fenerbahce.
Despite the Gunners having huge competition for places in their midfield, manager Arsene Wenger is said to open to the idea of adding more players into his squad.
The Turkey international is currently valued by his club at around the £14.5million region and would be a perfect fit for Wenger’s side given his pace.
He featured 43 times in all competitions for his side last term, scoring a total of nine goals while registering a further 11 assists.
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