Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is wanted by French club Nice as he prepares to leave the club either in January or next summer.
That’s according to The Athletic, who claim that Nice have joined the race to sign Nketiah.
Borussia Monchengladbach are one of a number of German clubs who fancy Nketiah whilst there is interest from Italy too.
Nice is a new link though, with the ambitious French club chasing a cut-price deal.
Christophe Galtier’s side sit fourth in the Ligue 1 table and are chasing Champions League football.
Owned by Ineos and English backer Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Nice do have some financial backing behind them.
They already have a couple of notable strikers in Kasper Dolberg, Andy Delort and Amine Gouiri, but Nketiah is a prime target.
Nketiah has allegedly told Arsenal that he wants to leave and won’t be renewing his contract.
The issue isn’t money, it’s more that Nketiah is unhappy with his lack of first-team football and wants to play elsewhere.
If Nketiah wants a recommendation about Nice, he would only have to ask Arsenal’s William Saliba, who played there last season.
Once branded ‘extraordinary’ by Mikel Arteta, Nketiah hasn’t really had the minutes to back up that claim.
Nketiah could now head to France, and Arsenal would receive minimal compensation if he leaves for a foreign club inside the final six months of his contract.