Arsenal to reignite Yannick Carrasco chase in the summer – Express

As per a report from the Express, Arsenal are ready to renew their interest in Yannick Carrasco come the end of the season.

Carrasco moves to China

25-year-old wide-man Carrasco made the surprise move to Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang in February of last year, following a two-and-a-half year stint with La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

The Belgian endured an up-and-down stint with Los Colchoneros, with the highlight of Carrasco’s time with Diego Simeone’s men having come in May of 2016, when he netted a late equaliser in the Champions League final versus Real Madrid, eventually sending the clash to Extra-Time.

However, his inconsistencies led to the Genk youth product being heavily-linked with a departure from the Spanish capital last winter.

And, despite rumoured interest from the likes of Juventus and Arsenal, Carrasco eventually opted to join Chinese club Dalian Yifang.

Carrasco a wanted man

However, countless reports in January suggested that Carrasco is already eyeing a return to Europe.

The former Monaco man, who appeared 4 times for Belgium at last summer’s World Cup, was rumoured to have been on the radar of all of Manchester United, Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Arsenal.

Yannick Carrasco

ROSTOV-ON-DON, RUSSIA – JULY 02: Maya Yoshida of Japan tries to block a cross from Yannick Carrasco of Belgium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at Rostov Arena on July 2, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The interest of both Arsenal and United was even confirmed by Carrasco’s wife during the winter transfer window.

Speaking in an interview with RTBF, Noemie Happart revealed:

‘Yes, they are very interested. I do not hide it, but nothing is signed.’

Arsenal maintain interest

And, as per the aforementioned report from the Express this evening, one of these sides maintain a keen interest in luring Carrasco to the Premier League this summer.

The outfit in question are Unai Emery’s Arsenal.

Emery is a keen admirer of the Belgian’s talents, and has earmarked Carrasco as the ideal addition to his squad.

However, one sticking point remains the 25-year-old’s massive wages.

As per the Express, Carrasco currently earns a whopping £8.8 million-per-season in China, a figure which would have to drop considerably in order for the former Atletico man to complete a move to North London.

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