Arsenal has returned to the Serie A to try and sign Udinese’s Czech international Jakob Jankto.
The Gunners have long been credited with an interest in the 21-year-old over the past few seasons, but have not made an official bid for his signature. Many assumed the Gunners had moved on to other targets, but Talksport is claiming that the Gunners still had him in mind and as a matter of fact are now set to sign him.
Italian sources are claiming that the midfielder has a minimum release clause of £6 million written into his current deal with the Serie A side. A figure that would represent a serious bargain for the Gunners should he hit the ground running immediately.
He is expected to be a squad player, providing cover for other top stars in case of injuries or suspension.
Arsenal’s transfer business has started unusually early this season with Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac already unveil as new signings. This is set to continue as Arsene Wenger closes in on Leicester City’s Ryad Mahrez.
Jankto is regarded as an heir to Santi Cazorla, who has become injury prone and may not be offered a new deal at the Emirates after this season.