Arsenal are planning a possible move to sign former Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara this summer, Football Insider reports.
The Gunners have experienced a dismal Premier League campaign and they are currently ninth in the standings with just 49 points on the board.
They face the prospect of missing out on European football through the league, while their Champions League prospects are on the verge of winning the Europa League.
Regardless, there may be a busy summer ahead of them with the hierarchy planning a rebuild after yet another bad league season.
The midfield will likely be strengthened with Dani Ceballos expected to return to Real Madrid after his second loan season.
Meanwhile, the club also plans to unload Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles after their respective loan periods.
It is now reported that Arteta’s side is interested in signing Kamara, who was in their youth ranks between 2012 and 2017.
The Finland international has not played a single competitive appearance, but his progress with Rangers has caught the radar of his former club.
Kamara has two years left on his Rangers contract. The Gunners aim to lure him to a five-year deal and can pay around £ 10 million.
Kamara has been a key player for Rangers in mid-park this period and recorded 49 appearances in all competitions.
Negotiations are reportedly underway to commit him to a new long-term deal, but the Gunners will aim to reward him away this summer.
Kamara could possibly play Champions League football with Rangers next season. Gunners cannot offer the same unless they win the Europa League.
Still, the 25-year-old could be tempted by the prospect of a reunion with his former club with a good chance of competing for a starting role.
Kieran Tierney has proved to be a key player for them since arriving from Celtic, and Kamara could emerge as another quality signing from the Scottish Premier League.
The Gunners are also interested in landing Brighton & Hove Albion’s Yves Bissouma, who may be available for around £ 30m. £ this summer.
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