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Club could make second attempt to land £10m Arsenal midfield enforcer

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Leicester City may consider another attempt to sign Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny in the January transfer window, according to the Sun.

The newspaper reports the Gunners accepted a £10m bid from the Foxes for the 25 year old but the Egyptian international is said to be happy living in London. The fact that manager Arsene Wenger is willing to sell the player just 18 months after signing him for £5m suggests Elneny will not feature prominently in the club’s first team plans.

Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin can both play the holding midfield role, and Arsenal have also been heavily linked in the Portuguese press with a €30m bid for Sporting Lisbon and Portuguese international William Carvalho.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare seems to hope that spending the first half of the season on the substitutes bench may persuade Elneny of the benefits of playing first team football in the Midlands but for the time being, it seems the Egyptian is content on staying put in the capital.

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