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Arsenal want Miguel Almiron from Atlanta in £18million deal but face Inter Milan competition

Paraguay international has been a sure-fire hit in the MLS after joining from Argentine side Atlanta at start of the year

Arsenal are reportedly looking to make an £18million bid for Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron.

Calciomercato claims the Paraguay international is a target for Arsene Wenger after becoming one of the MLS’ top-rated players.

Miguel Almiron has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal

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Miguel Almiron has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal

Almiron is an attacking midfielder who has a keen eye for goal and is blossoming under the tutelage of former Barcelona and Argentina boss Tata Martino.


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Arsenal are believed to be searching for new recruits as doubts linger over the futures of contract rebels Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

But they face a tough battle to bring Almiron to the Premier League, with Serie A giants Inter Milan also interested.


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The Italians declined to sign the 23-year-old before he left Lanus for Atlanta at the start of the year.


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The Paraguay international is rated as one of the best players in the MLS

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The Paraguay international is rated as one of the best players in the MLS

Attacking midfielder Almiron could be available for £18million this winter

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Attacking midfielder Almiron could be available for £18million this winter

But Luciano Spalletti is now keen to add Almiron to his star-studded team and could force Arsenal into making an offer this winter.

Additional reports also claim the Gunners would like to bring Anthony Martial to the Emirates.

Manchester United’s £57m striker has been left to warm the bench this season despite helping himself to five goals in all competitions.

But Arsenal would have to pay a similar figure should they wish to prise Martial from Old Trafford next summer.

Arsene Wenger would like to bring Almiron to the Premier League

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Arsene Wenger would like to bring Almiron to the Premier League

Arsenal face stiff competition from Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti

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Arsenal face stiff competition from Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti