Goodbye Wilshere! Arsenal to announce £30m deal for midfielder

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First up and the Mirror claim that Arsenal want to sign Corentin Tolisso with the £30m-rated midfielder set to leave Lyon this summer.

Arsene Wenger is ready to defy disgruntled fans by signing a new contract and the Frenchman will overhaul his squad this summer with a new central midfield among his priorities.

The Mirror claim that Tolisso is now one of Wenger’s top targets and the Gunners boss is ready to make his move for the 22-year-old having kept a close eye on him this season.

Tolisso has scored 14 goals and provided a further 6 assists this campaign but the newspaper says he wants to quit Lyon this summer to boost his chances of making the France squad for the 2018 World Cup finals.

The Ligue 1 outfit are under no pressure to sell on the cheap as the midfielder’s contract with Lyon still has three years left to run so the Mirror claim they will demand at least £30m for his signature.

Arsenal certainly have that kind of money available but it remains to be seen whether Wenger will be prepared to meet Lyon’s asking price so the report says he’s also eyeing Malaga’s Pablo Fornals as a potential alternative.

Any new central midfield addition this summer would cast further doubt over the future of Jack Wilshere with the 25-year-old about the enter the final year of his contract after a loan spell at Bournemouth was ended by a fractured leg.

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