Gunners have reportedly been in touch with the entourage of Magpies forward Allan Saint-Maximin over a possible transfer. U21 France international has impressed in his time at St James’ Park and it could be that this will now earn him a bigger move in the near future.
Gunners and Napoli are among the clubs to have registered an interest in Allan, and it will be interesting to see if this soon turns into anything more concrete.
The report claims that neither club has contacted Magpies about the footballer yet, but that his entourage have been ‘solicited’.
Gunners could do with bolstering in front-line this summer, with Nicolas Pepe not having the most convincing first season at the Emirates Stadium after his big move from Lille last summer.
The 23-year-old forward has shown he can do it at Premier League level so could be an ideal upgrade in that department, while the Spanish tactician may also view him as an upgrade on the likes of Reiss Nelson.
The London giants clearly need a busy transfer window if they are to reshape this squad and put in a better challenge for a top-four place next campaign.