Arsenal ready to rival Sevilla for French rising star Ibrahima Diallo
Transfer rumours

Arsenal ready to rival Sevilla for French rising star Ibrahima Diallo

Arsenal are reportedly ready to battle Sevilla in a £20m rapid race to sign Ibrahima Diallo who has been tipped as the next N'Golo Kante.

Diallo has been breakout player for French club Brest this season and his performances have been put on the radar of some top clubs across Europe.

Leicester City had reportedly made a £16m bid for the 21-year-old in January but it was eventually turned; however, they are still in the mix alongside Everton and Nice who have registered interest.

Sevilla are currently leading the race after negotiation talks were opened while Arsenal are in line to make a move for his signature.

The Gunners have allegedly been monitoring his performances this season and have picked him as a player who could make a difference in their midfield.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is on the hunt for young, hungry and focused players and believes Diallo is the perfect fit.

However, if they make a move for Diallo; Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira's long-term futures at the club will be brought to question, perhaps suggesting potential departures.