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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Arsenal chase Barcelona star Sergio Busquets and ponder €68m bid for Marco Reus

Sergio Busquets
Sergio Busquets
Barcelona star Sergio Busquets has been linked with the leading Premier League
Marco Reus

Arsene Wenger has set his sights on signing Barcelona holding midfielder Sergio Busquets.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Wenger has drawn up a list of potential summer targets and top of that list is Spain international Busquets.

It seems Wenger sees the experienced midfielder as a player who could 'bring balance to the Gunners' midfield'.

Arsenal are said to be willing to meet the wage demands of the 27-year-old to secure his services.

However, Barcelona boss Luis Enrique may not be keen to sell Busquets given he is already losing Pedro to either Manchester United or Bayern Munich.

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Meanwhile, Arsenal are ready to pay £48m (€68m) to sign Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund, says popular German newspaper Bild.

The Gunners have reportedly hijacked Liverpool's talks to sign Reus, with Wenger known to be a long-term fan and speculation rife that the German is leaving Dortmund this summer.

And finally, Arsenal have apparently been offered Spain striker Alvaro Negredo as Valencia look to offload him.

The Daily Star reports how the Gunners are looking for a proven No 9 this summer, but have struggled to secure top target Karim Benzema.

And with Real Madrid continuing to play hardball over the Frenchman, former Man City flop Negredo could actually be a viable alternative.

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