Inter Milan winger Yann Karamoh has confirmed that Arsenal contacted his agents over the summer about a possible move to the Emirates.
In an interview with Premium Sport, the 19 year old also revealed he had been approached by three other French teams before making his loan switch from Caen to Inter on deadline day:
“PSG were waiting to make a move for me, and Arsenal contacted my agents.There was also interest from Monaco and Lyon, but I decided to come here.”
Karamoh has reportedly joined Inter on an initial two year loan deal from Caen. The Frenchman’s original contract with the French club was due to expire at the end of the season, but was extended by three years in order for the Ligue One side to secure a €6m fee at the end of the loan spell. If Inter don’t take up their option to buy, he will return to Caen in 2019 with two years remaining on his new deal.
It is quite an unusual arrangement, but in a similar transaction to PSG’s loan to buy option on Kylian Mbappe, Inter are trying to keep within the restrictions of UEFA Financial Fair Play rules.