Arsenal given boost in potential pursuit of Monaco's Geoffrey Kondogbia

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Monaco's vice-president has admitted that they will need to sell star players in order to comply with FFP.

Arsenal have been given a boost in the race for Monaco’s Geoffrey Kondogbia after vice-president of the Ligue 1 outfit, Vadim Vasilyev, admitted that they will have to sell some players to

The Mirror recently linked the Gunners with a move for the 22-year-old, with manager Arsene Wenger said to be a big admirer of the France international.

However, any move would be a costly one for his potential suitors, with Monaco reported to have put a £25million price tag on their star man to ward off interest, with Serie A side Inter Milan the first to make any formal enquiries.

And while it seems the club would be reluctant to lose one of their key players, Vasilyev’s admission suggests that a deal could be struck at the right price.

"We are constrained by the financial fair play to have a positive balance of transfers,” he said.

“So we sell more than we buy. And we'll make it, you'll see. Some (our youth) will go for sure.”

The position is one that the Gunners need improvement in, despite the emergence of Francis Coquelin, and Kondogbia would fit the bill, having enjoyed a stellar campaign in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season, with a particularly fine performance put in against Wenger’s side in their last-16 clash.

They would, however, face competition for his services, with the news outlet claiming that Juventus may also join the race for his signature, should he be available.

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