Arsenal will have to fight off Atletico Madrid and Juventus if they want to land Lyon forward Nabil Fekir, reports Transfermarketweb.
The website reveals that both the La Liga side and the Serie A champions have been scouting the attacker in recent weeks. Juve’s interest is nothing new as they have been tracking the player for over two years, but the news that Atletico are also keen is a new development.
The French international has been hotly tipped to replace Alexis Sanchez at the Gunners with the Daily Star saying a £60m deal was close to being agreed, but such reports have been dismissed by Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas in recent weeks.
Aulas was quoted by the Sun as saying that he would do all he can to keep the player at the club, even though he admits that the French team will receive offers for him in the summer.
Fekir has had a scintillating start to the season in Ligue One with 11 goals coming in just 11 league appearances. The 24 year old has however missed the last two league games for Lyon due to suspension.