Arsenal target changes agent ahead of summer move with Gunners having already tabled a bid

Mikel Arteta’s side are expected to make a move in the coming weeks

Arsenal defensive target Sacha Boey has changed agents as he looks to engineer a move away from Galatasaray this summer, it has emerged, with Mikel Arteta’s side one of two Premier League clubs interested in landing the defender.

The 22-year-old Frenchman, yet to be capped at senior level, has caught the eye this season in his 29 outings for Gala, grabbing a goal and an assist from right back as he has helped his side plot their course towards another Turkish league title.

Having seen a move to Lyon break down in January, Boey is almost certain to leave the Turkish side this summer, and Arsenal have tabled a tentative offer for the Frenchman, though Galatasaray have warned them that they will settle for no less than 25m euros.

Now, it has emerged that the youngster has changed agents in an attempt to secure a departure, signing with CAA Stellar who also represent the likes of Jack Grealish and Real Madrid youngster Eduardo Camavinga.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are one of two Premier League clubs ‘informed’ on Boey’s position, while a move to the English top flight is the most likely possibility at this stage, though the second club is unknown.

As it stands, Arsenal are short at fullback, with Takehiro Tomiyasu not set to be back until the start of the new season following a knee injury, while Cedric is determined to fight for his place when he returns from his loan at Fulham, but it seems far more likely that he will once again be moved on this summer.

With this in mind, a new full-back is expected to arrive in north London, and they have been linked with RB Leipzig’s Mohamed Simakan and young talent Ivan Fresneda, who has also caught the eye of Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle United.

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Ben Browning

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