Arsenal ‘cleared to sign’ Daryl Janmaat this summer

Arsenal are reportedly closer to signing Dutch right-back Daryl Janmaat prior to the new campaign.

Not for the first time, Arsenal have been linked with a summer move for Feyenoord defender Daryl Janmaat.

But it appears there may be some movement in terms of a departure, with the Metro reporting that the 24-year-old’s talks over a new deal with his current club have broken down.

As a result, the paper claims the Gunners have now been cleared to sign a young player who will be seen as a long-term replacement for Bacary Sagna.

Janmaat’s current deal expires in the summer of 2015, and considering his age and growing reputation, if Feyenoord want to get the best possible fee they are likely to sell in the close-season.

The player has made 33 appearances for Feyenoord this season, and has been an almost-ever-present with only a minor injury and an illness ruling him out for a total of three Eredivisie matches all campaign.

With Sagna seemingly no closer to agreeing a new deal at the Emirates Stadium, and with reports linking him with the likes of Manchester City and Galatasaray in recent weeks, the Frenchman could well be on his way to pastures new.

Janmaat has previously been valued at around £7million, but the latest report suggests Arsenal may be able to sign him for closer to half that.

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