Report: Arsenal face further competition for Monaco’s Geoffrey Kondogbia

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AC Milan have now reportedly entered the race to sign the highly-rated French midfielder.

Arsenal will face further competition for Monaco midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, with AC Milan having registered an interest in the player, according to Italian news site

The Gunners were linked with a move for the midfielder by The Mirror last week, with Serie A side Inter Milan also said to be keen, and now it seems their city rivals have joined the hunt for his signature.

However, according to the website, AC have stolen a march on their rivals by sending vice-president Adriano Galliani out to France to discuss a potential move for the France international with his current employers.

It is thought that a potential move for the midfielder would not come cheap for any interested parties, with Monaco reported to have slapped a £25million price tag on his head in an effort to ward off any interest.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed an impressive campaign in Ligue 1 this season and was a star performer in Monaco’s Champions League run, playing a starring role in their victory over Arsene Wenger’s side at the last-16 stage.

The French boss is said to have monitored him for some time now, but as yet has not made a move to sign him. If he does, it seems he will be facing competition from a number of clubs, with two Italian giants principal among them.

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