November 24, 2020

Arsenal ready to pay Dennis Praets release clause after concrete talks

Arsenal ready to pay £22m release clause after 'concrete' talks with star
Arsenal are in talks to sign Dennis Praet (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal have opened negotiations to sign Sampdoria star Dennis Praet, according to reports in Italy.

Praet has made 69 appearances for Sampdoria since joining the Serie A outfit back in 2016 but the 24-year-old midfielder is being heavily linked with a move to north London ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Some reports suggest Juventus are closing in on a deal for Praet but its understood Unai Emery is also eyeing a bid for the Belgium international.

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Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the Gunners have held concrete talks with Praets agent. The midfielder is viewed as an alternative to Romas Lorenzo Pellegrini.

The highly-rated Belgian has a £22million release clause in his contract at Sampdoria – a fee Arsenal which are ready to pay.

Arsenal ready to pay £22m release clause after 'concrete' talks with star
Juventus are also keen on the Belgian midfielder (Picture: Getty)

Its understood Inter Milan, Roma and Napoli are also interested in landing Praet this summer.

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Praet hinted that he had played his last match for Sampdoria with a heartfelt message to supporters on Instagram earlier this week.

I want to thank all the fans for the amazing support this year, he posted amid the growing speculation surrounding his future.

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