Report: Arsenal make first bid for Bruno Peres, look to fend off Leicester interest

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Arsenal are reportedly looking to beat Leicester to the signing of Bruno Peres.

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According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal and Leicester City are going head-to-head over the signature of Torino full back Bruno Peres.

Peres, 26, made his name in his native Brazil with Sao Paulo, and his performances earned him a move to Italy with Torino in the summer of 2014.

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A regular for Torino ever since - especially given that right back Matteo Darmian moved on to Manchester United last summer - Peres has impressed in Serie A, displaying great attacking play and blistering pace as a wing back under Giampiero Ventura.

Now, with Ventura heading off to take the Italy job, Sinisa Mihajlovic is now at the helm for Torino, but could be faced with an immediate blow as Peres is attracting huge interest from Premier League clubs.

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Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Leicester City are keen to land Peres, but Arsenal have swooped in and made their first bid for the player.

It's claimed that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has submitted an offer to sign Peres, but right now Torino haven't accepted it, as they feel the bid is too low right now.

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Arsenal's alleged move for Peres suggests that Mathieu Debuchy could seal a permanent move away from the club this summer having been on loan at Bordeaux for the second half of last season, whilst also offering insurance in case Hector Bellerin ends up leaving the club.

Meanwhile, Leicester could now make a bid for Peres having not yet made an official approach for the player, and many fans may feel that adding competition for Danny Simpson at right back would be a smart move from Claudio Ranieri this summer.

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