Arsenal could sign Marseille star after Louis Saha heard midfielder may join Gunners

Arsenal could be signing Marseille star Morgan Sanson this summer, according to former France striker Louis Saha. Sanson has been linked with a move to the Emirates and Saha has heard a deal could be on the cards. The 26-year-old central midfielder was picked out by Saha as a player to look out for from the French Ligue 1.

Sanson has spent the last three years at Marseille, scoring 23 goals in 138 appearances since joining from Montpellier in January 2017.

He is yet to be capped for the senior France team but did play for the under-19 and under-21 sides.

Saha said there are a number of top players at Marseille but singled out Sanson as one who could move in this window.

“There’s a lot of good players in Marseille and I heard that Morgan Sanson is potentially moving to Arsenal,” Saha told the Football Index podcast.

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Meanwhile, Arsenal are closing in on the signing of another Ligue 1 star in Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

A £22million fee has been agreed between the two clubs and a medical is reportedly taking place today.

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Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has backed the Gunners to complete a deal for the 22-year-old.

But Nicholas thinks Gabriel’s arrival would spell the end of a number of centre-backs on the staff at the Emirates.

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“So we welcome [William] Saliba and if we can get Gabriel I think suddenly we’ve got a bit of pace and a bit of power there,” Nicholas told Sky Sports News.

“[David] Luiz was signed on a one-year contract as a squad player and maybe to play in a back three occasionally.

“But [Shkodran] Mustafi will be sold. He’s injured just now but he will be sold, he has to go. Sokratis I think will say: ‘At my stage, I have to go’.

“Rob Holding, nothing against him, I don’t think Arsenal’s helped him.

“It was the wrong move at the wrong time for the lad. I think if the right offer comes in, he’ll go.

“And obviously Calum Chambers, who has been in and out of the club unbelievable amounts of times, will have to go for his own sake, rather than his long-term future at Arsenal – it doesn’t exist.

“So they’ll be four out, you get the money in, you replace it.”

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