Date: 8th May 2018 at 7:05pm
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The Premier League season may be drawing to a close but Arsenal and other sides within the top-flight know that a different sort of battle is right around the corner, where clubs will be tussling in the market to secure top talents.

Amongst the wealth of names being linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium is Lyon ace Nabil Fekir, tipped to follow in the footsteps of Alexandre Lacazette by swapping his current side for north London, but the battle to secure his services is growing increasingly fierce.

The SunĀ cites reports claiming Chelsea have joined Liverpool and Arsenal in the hunt for the 24-year-old, while Atletico Madrid are also attributed with interest as Diego Simeone’s side look increasingly likely to lose Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona.

Arsenal are long-term suitors for Fekir but the lack of Champions League football next season throws a major spanner in the works for the Gunners if they seek a deal, which could also hold back Chelsea if they fail to clinch a top-four finish this week.