Arsenal told price for French winger Moussa Diaby amid reported interest

Arsenal will have to stump up a massive £63m should they want to land Bayer Leverkusen wide-man Moussa Diaby this summer, it has been claimed by sources in Germany.

The 22-year-old has been in impressive form for Leverkusen this campaign, with 12 goals and 11 assists in 30 Bundesliga games, as well as a further 4 goals and 2 assists in 8 Europa League outings.

This has led to interest in the winger, with Arsenal one of the clubs thought to be keen on adding the explosive Frenchman to their side. However, he will not come cheap.

As cited by The Metro, 'Leverkusen are initially demanding €100 million (£84.4m) for Diaby but it’s understood that the German club would accept a figure closer to €75m (£63.3m).'

With Arsenal looking to strengthen elsewhere, too, especially in the centre-forward position, and with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli having seemingly nailed down a spot on either flank for the Gunners, a move of this magnitude seems unlikely.

Where else will Arsenal look to strengthen?

Despite having brought in three defenders last summer, somehow Mikel Arteta is thought to still be unhappy with his options, and could well move to pick up backups for injury maligned pair Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kieran Tierney.

Additionally, at least one midfielder, and perhaps even two, are on their radar, with the likes of Youri Tielemans and Ruben Neves having been linked with moves to north London.

Most pressingly, however, they need a striker, with Eddie Nketiah showing improvement in the last month but both he and Alexandre Lacazette set to depart for free at the end of the season.

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