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Arsenal set to make bid for PSG winger next summer

The Gunners are putting together a plan with the possible exits of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil looming and have identified the Portuguese youngster to help fill their void

ARSENAL have put together a contingency plan as they will look to rebuild their attack.

The Gunners will reportedly make a move for PSG youngster Goncalo Guedes next summer to fill the void left by the possible exit of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal set to make a move for PSG youngster Goncalo Guedes to help fill void of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

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Arsenal set to make a move for PSG youngster Goncalo Guedes to help fill void of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

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According to the Mirror, Arsenal are hoping to sign the 21-year-old forward by taking advantage of PSG’s need to balance their books.

The Ligue 1 giants are under pressure from Uefa to control their finances after committing to £366million in transfer fees last summer after signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Guedes – who was the first 18-year-old to represent Portugal since Cristiano Ronaldo – is serving a season-long loan at Valencia where he has been instrumental in the club’s challenge to Barcelona in La Liga.

The job of signing the starlet will fall to new head of football relations Raul Sanllehi who will use his contacts gained at Barcelona to secure Guedes.

The Portuguese youngster is on a season-long loan at Valencia where he has been instrumental in challenging Barcelona in La Liga

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The Portuguese youngster is on a season-long loan at Valencia where he has been instrumental in challenging Barcelona in La Liga

PSG are in need of balancing their books after the world-record signing of Neymar last summer

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PSG are in need of balancing their books after the world-record signing of Neymar last summer

The Gunners will look to the Portuguese international to help fill the vacuum left by their best players.

Sanchez’s contract with Arsenal is up at the end of the season and the Chilean looks likely to depart and be released from the clutches of Arsene Wenger.

The wantaway forward had one foot out the door last summer and ready to move to the Etihad after a deal was agreed with Manchester City.

However the deal the deal fell through last minute when the Gunners pursuit of Monaco’s Tomas Lemar broke down.

Pep Guardiola is preparing a huge £50m swoop for the 28-year-old again in January to boost City’s chances of completing the Premier League and Champions League double.

Ozil is also in need of a contract renewal if he is to stay at the Emirates next season.

The German midfielder will be free to leave on a free transfer in the summer though it is reported Arsenal aren’t ready to give up on penning his signature again.

Though it is thought Ozil wants a huge boost in his £140,000-a-week wages along with a hefty signing bonus.