Cheick Doucoure might sign with Arsenal given their pursuit of Youri Tielemans is now very unlikely.
The Belgian midfielder has long been a target of Arsenal, but he may agree to a contract extension with Leicester City, and the Gunners will now turn their attention to other players.
The closest replacement for Tielemans that they currently have is Doucoure, according to Express Sport and Mirror Sport, who claim that they have been scouting the Lens midfielder recently.
The 22-year-old has improved at the Ligue 1 club and is viewed as a player that could make an impact at the Emirates if he joins Arsenal.
According to the report, signing him might cost Mikel Arteta’s side just £17.2m.
Sports Deputy Opinion
We need more players in the middle of the field, and if we cannot sign Tielemans, we must find other replacements.
At 22, Doucoure has the potential to develop into a fine midfielder in London, and Arteta has demonstrated his ability to develop players.
Hopefully, we can meet Lens asking price and convince him to join us.