Arsenal are looking to bring Belgium international Yannick Carrasco to the club before the end of the January transfer window.

By 90Min
January 30, 2019

Arsenal are looking to bring Belgium international Yannick Carrasco to the club before the end of the January transfer window, after dropping their interest in Inter star Ivan Perišić.

Arsenal were linked with former Atlético Madrid winger Carrasco in the build up to the winter window but struggled to make any progress with his club Dalian Yifang, who were reluctant to part ways with the 25-year-old without finding a direct replacement.

However, Sky Sports Italia are now reporting that Arsenal could move for Carrasco before the end of the transfer window, although they could face competition from Inter.

Carrasco's camp have supposedly reached out to the Gunners to insist that he is eager to move to the Premier League, adding that the Belgian would even be willing to take a pay cut to force through a move this month.

Arsenal's newfound interest in Carrasco is likely linked to his club Dalian Yifang's interest in Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Alassane Pléa. 

The Frenchman only moved to Germany at the start of the season, but the Chinese Super League side have reportedly offered €40m to prise him away from the Foals.

Sporting director Max Erbel, however, quickly rejected the idea of Pléa leaving during the January transfer window, with French outlet L'Equipe quoting him as saying that the forward is vital to Gladbach's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season.

Sky Sports add that, as well as the expected arrival of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suárez, Arsenal are also keeping tabs on Everton star Idrissa Gueye.

It's understood that the Senegalese midfielder will not be a priority for Arsenal during this transfer window, but the Gunners could look towards Gueye in the summer if they want more mobility in their midfield.

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