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Arsenal plotting £45m summer swoop for France star

What is going on down at the Emirates? Arsenal have broken their transfer record twice in the last eight months, they are being linked with splashing out again.

After years of being frugal with his hands on the purse strings, Arsene Wenger shelled out £52 million last summer on Alexandre Lacazette, before bringing in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on transfer deadline day in the January window for £57m.

Despite having been spending like money is going out of fashion, rumours today suggest they are ready to splash the cash again.

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are plotting a £45 million swoop for Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir.

The report claims that the Frenchman is Arsene Wenger’s number one target and will make a move before this summer’s World Cup in Russia, where he is expected to play a part for his national team.

Wenger wants to secure a deal with the Ligue 1 club before the tournament go prevent a bidding war.

Fekir scored in Lyon’s 3-1 Europa League win over Villarreal on Thursday night, and. has been compared to France legend Youri Djorkaeff, who helped his country become World Cup back in 1998.