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Arsenal ready to move for Milan star likened to Lionel Messi

Arsenal are interested in a top Serie A star ahead of the summer.


Arsenal are said to be interested in AC Milan’s Brahim Diaz, who could be made available for a transfer at the end of this season.

Diaz is about to come to the end of his three-year loan spell with AC Milan this summer and is unlikely to go back to Real Madrid as a first-team regular.

Diaz has featured 31 times for Milan this season, scoring five and assisting twice in the process.

The Spaniard has also received some very high praise previously, with his former Manchester City academy teammate Edward Francis comparing him to Lionel Messi:

“He is strong with his left and right foot, he is definitely a big player for us,” Francis told GOAL back in 2017. “In the Premier League, we can compare him with Eden Hazard, but he is a bit like Messi in the way he dribbles. It’s good to have a player like him in the team. "

Diaz is a very versatile option who can play all across the front line, making him great cover for all of Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka should he be signed.

No potential fee is mentioned in the report, but Madrid are unlikely to demand too high a fee given they are not expected to use him too much next term.

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Josh Barker

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