Arsenal in private talks to agree deal for 25-year-old French forward
Arsenal in secret negotiations to agree deal for 25-year-old French forward Arsenal are said to be one of many teams interested in Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram.
Thuram has 10 goals and three assists in 15 Bundesliga games this season, bringing his total for Monchengladbach to 41 goals and 26 assists in 119 games.
Despite only having four prior international appearances, the 25-year-old has been picked as France’s 26th and final World Cup team member.
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However, Thuram’s long-term future is shrouded in uncertainty, as the former Sochaux and Guingamp attacker has entered the final year of his contract with Monchengladbach.
Bayern Munich are thought to be keeping a close eye on Thuram’s position, with the Bundesliga champions seeing him as a suitable replacement for Harry Kane.
Liverpool have also been linked with a low-cost transfer for the Frenchman, who will be free to speak with overseas teams in January if he does not sign a new contract with Monchengladbach.
Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Inter Milan are all keeping an eye on Thuram’s contract status as they want to bolster their offensive departments.
If it becomes evident that the 25-year-old is unwilling to sign a new contract, Monchengladbach may accept bids for Thuram in January, although Inter are reportedly first in line.
The report adds that Nerazzurri CEO Giuseppe Marotta is poised to initiate contact with Monchengladbach in the coming weeks as they seek to tie Thuram down to pre-contract terms.