Arsenal getting closer to signing South American target

As the summer transfer window draws to a close, Arsenal are typing up the last of their business, confirming deals for both Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi. While the Gunners have spent around £80 million in the market already, transfer gossip continues to surround the club, with reports that they could attempt one final transfer. According to the latest rumours, Arsene Wenger is targeting Paraguayan international winger Miguel Almiron and lining up an £11 million offer.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder joined Argentine Primera Division side Lanus last summer, going on to win the league title with the team. Almiron broke into the Paraguayan national team for this year’s Copa America Centenario, and apparently caught the attention of some major European clubs in the process.

Previous updates stated that the Gunners were interested in signing the player for around £9.4 million, just short of Lanus’ £11.1 million asking price. The north London club are determined to get their man though, and are expected to match Almiron’s valuation in an attempt to push the transfer through before the end of the month. Speculative reports from Spain have also claimed that Arsenal could face competition for the deal, with Real Madrid and Manchester United both also believed to be monitoring the situation.

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