Arsenal and Man Utd in five-club transfer battle for £40m Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder – The Sun

ARSENAL and Manchester United are locked in an intense transfer scramble to land Monaco star Wissam Ben Yedder, according to reports.

Five of the Premier League’s top six including Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are also thought to be checking on his availability this summer.

 Wassim Ben Yedder is hot property for a move across Europe this summer


Wassim Ben Yedder is hot property for a move across Europe this summerCredit: Getty – Contributor

And Real Madrid are also taking note with reports that Zinedine Zidane could look to land a new frontman.

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Ben Yedder, 29, has shone in his debut season for Monaco following his move from Sevilla last year.

He has matched last season’s 18-haul goal tally in just 25 Ligue 1 starts.

His impressive form over the last couple of campaigns has gathered interest from Europe’s biggest clubs over a reported £40million fee.

L’Equipe claim that he will not be short of suitors this summer with strikers set to be in high demand.

Manchester United, in particular, want a new forward to lead the line while Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will need to find Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s replacement.

The Gunners are preparing to cash in on the Gabon star to avoid losing him for nothing in just over 12 months’ time.

Liverpool are also in the market but are likely to pursue a deal to land RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.

Ben Yedder, who has eight caps for France, won’t come cheap after Monaco forked out £35m for him.

Before that, he had notched an impressive 70 goals from 138 games for Sevilla sparking interest from Barcelona.

He had previously told Onze Mundial: “Barcelona could have happened much earlier for me.

“Last summer they made contacts for me, they collected a lot of information about me and the same was true this winter, but the move did not happen.

“It shows I am doing a good job, but despite this interest I am totally focused on my performances with Monaco.”

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