Neymar Issues Will Cause PSG To Sell Star To Arsenal But There’s A Transfer Hitch

Neymar Issues Will Cause PSG To Sell Star To Arsenal But There’s A Transfer Hitch

Paris Saint-Germain could be set to sell Presnel Kimpembe this summer with Arsenal boss Unai Emery keen to complete a transfer.

According to French outlet Le10 Sport, PSG are willing to sell the central defender because of tensions with Neymar last season.

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The reports say Arsenal boss Unai Emery is interested in signing the 23-year-old.

The two previously worked together when the Spaniard was in charge of PSG before he succeeded Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.

Kimpembe was a key player for the French champions last season, making 36 appearances in all competitions.

But the possible arrival of De Ligt could lure the French giants into parting ways with the France international.

However, a major sticking point for any deal would be the Gunners’ transfer budget which is put around £45million after failing to qualify for the Champions League.

The Gunners are also interested in signing Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and are ready to offer the Scottish champions Carl Jenkinson as part of a swap deal.

Kimpembe, as well as Tierney, would strengthen Gunners as they look to challenge the teams above them in the Premier League next season.

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Arsenal begin the new campaign against Newcastle on Sunday, August 11 (2 pm).

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.