Arsenal agreeing deal for perfect Sokratis partner

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Caglar Soyuncu’s agent has confirmed that Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign the Freiburg centre-back ahead of Liverpool this summer, according to the Express.

Soyuncu has excelled for Freiburg since joining the club from Altınordu in the summer of 2016 and he’s also now an established member of the Turkish national team.

The 22-year-old has caught the attention of clubs here in the Premier League with Football Londonreporting last week that Liverpool had joined Arsenal in the race to sign the talented defender.

Freiburg aren’t prepared to let their star man leave on the cheap as the report says they’ve slapped a £35m price-tag on his head but that won’t deter the likes of Arsenal or Liverpool due to their financial firepower.

It looks like the Gunners are in pole position as Soyuncu’s agent, Mustafa Dogru, has now confirmed that he’s in advanced with Arsenal after head of recruitment Sven Mislintat identified him as a prime target.

Dogru says all that remains is for Arsenal to agree a fee but they could yet face stiff competition as he hinted that Liverpool have also held talks along with a number of other English clubs.

In addition, the agent says Atletico Madrid and clubs from France, Italy and Germany are also tracking Soyuncu but Dogru is convinced his clients attributes are ideally suited to playing in the Premier League.

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