Arsenal in transfer battle with Chelsea for Frenchman

Sevilla star Geoffrey KondogbiaArsenal are plotting a move for Manchester City and Chelsea target Geoffrey Kondogbia, according to reports from The Express.

The Sevilla ace has been attracting the attention of a number of top European clubs following a successful season, on a personal note, in La Liga.

Chelsea and City were thought to be leading the battle for the Frenchman, but now Arsenal have entered the fight.

The Gunners are desperately searching for summer signings after being thwarted in their attempts to land a number of big name players.

Arsene Wenger is ready to turn to Kondogbia, who would add physicality to his sometimes lightweight midfield.

The 20-year-old is likely to jump at the chance of playing Champion League football, after Sevilla slipped to a disappointing midtable finish last season.

Despite only arriving at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan from Lens last year, the youngster could move on for just £8.5m due to a clause in his contract.

Although manager Unai Emery wants him to stay, he is resigned to the fact that there is little he can do to block a move:

“We want him to stay here but there are circumstances that could lead to an exit.

“We will not make any movement to sell. There is no need to sell and we all know that in the club.”

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