Wolves and Arsenal reportedly want £10m Pape Abou Cisse

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo greets the Arsenal manager Unai Emery before the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on April...

Olympiakos's Senegal star Pape Abou Cisse could be Premier League bound with Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly interested.

Pape Abou Cissé of Olympiakos Piraeus during Super League Championship match between FC Levadiakos and Olympiakos Piraeus in Levadia, Greece on 13 Jamuary 2019.

According to SDNA, Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in signing Olympiakos defender Pape Abou Cisse while Arsenal have also emerged in other reports as a potential destination for the Senegal international.

Both Nuno Espirito Santo and Unai Emery have been forced to speak out publicly about the lack of new additions at the Molineux and the Emirates this week.

Wolves haven’t made a single signing this summer apart from tying down Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker to permanent deals while Arsenal’s only new face is 18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli. And it seems there are very different reasons for the lack of activity.

 

Nuno, after all, prefers to work with a small, tight-knit squad while Emery’s transfer budget has been limited to just £45 million, as reported by Goal, due to Arsenal’s failure to seal Champions League qualification.

Though with Cisse adept at playing in a back three, he should have no problems adapting to life in Wolverhampton with SDNA claiming that the 23-year-old former Ajaccio powerhouse is a target for the Black Country side.

Arnaldo Antonio Sanabria of Real Betis competes for the ball with Pape Abou Cisse of Olympiacos during the UEFA Europa League Group F match between Real Betis and Olympiacos at Estadio...

Given that Wolves have European and domestic exploits to balance next season, Nuno certainly needs cover in key positions.

According to 90Min, meanwhile, Arsenal are confident that a £10 million deal can be agreed for a 6ft 6ins defender who the club’s scouts believe has the talent to force his way into Emery’s starting XI.

With the Laurent Koscielny saga rumbling on and Shkodran Mustafi up for sale, Cisse’s arrival would potentially solve a few problems in North London.

Dynamo's midfielder Mykola Shaparenko (L) vies with Olympiacos' defender Pape Abou Cisse during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg football match between FC Dynamo Kyiv and...

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