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After Barça, another big club declares itself for Fekir

The Gunners have long been admirers of the France international and were interested in him before he signed for Real Betis.

Arsenal are keeping an eye on Nabil Fekir as a possible alternative to Martin Odegaard this summer.

The Gunners are longtime admirers of the France international and were interested in him before he moved from Lyon to Real Betis in 2019.

Fekir has spent the last two years in Spain and remains on the radar of Arsenal, who will be looking to sign another attacking midfielder this summer.

Arsenal’s main focus at the end of the season will be to try and find a way to keep Odegaard, who must return to Real Madrid once his loan expires.

The north London club do not have a clause in the deal that would allow them to turn the Norway international’s loan on permanently, but they have agreed with Madrid to discuss the situation this summer.

Ideally, Arsenal would like to sign the 23-year-old permanently, but it is currently unclear whether Madrid would be open to this or whether Arsenal would even have the funds to secure a deal.

Another one-season loan might be an option, but Goal can confirm that Arsenal see Fekir as an alternative and have watched him closely during his time with Betis in Spain.

The 27-year-old has two more years on his Betis contract and has a € 90million release clause.

This is not a number that Arsenal would approach, however, nor what the Spanish club would demand. Betis have to sell some players this summer due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and Goal has learned he would seek € 30million to part ways with Fekir, who recently changed agents ahead of a potential departure this summer.

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