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Edu lines up midfielder as real reason for Aouar failure emerges

Arsenal technical director Edu is reported to be lining up a January swoop for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.

The Hungary star is emerging as the Gunners’ top target for January with Mikel Arteta still hoping to further bolster his midfield.

The Hungary star is emerging as the Gunners’ top target for January with Mikel Arteta still hoping to further bolster his midfield.

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While the Gunners did sign Thomas Partey for £45m, they did hope to also bring in Houssem Aouar.

After submitting two bids for the Lyon star, however, Arsenal were forced to abandon their efforts to prise Aouar to Arsenal.

Now, according to ESPN, Aouar’s hopes of moving to Arsenal thanks to the demands of his agent.

They claim his brother and agent, Brahim, demanded a £10m commission to make the deal go through. That was a payment the Gunners were unprepared to meet.

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The request is said to have not gone down well in the corridors of power at Arsenal. Instead, it’s claimed they will turn their attention towards Szoboszlai.

Edu lines up midfielder as real reason for Aouar failure emerges

Edu lines up salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai as real reason for Aouar failure emerges

The 19-year-old midfielder has caught the eye for Salzburg. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano now claims a move to Arsenal is being strongly considered and he is on their shopping list in January.

Szoboszlai has scored three goals and created three in six appearances for Salzburg this season. Last season, he had 30 goal involvements from 40 games.

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Arsenal are not alone though in their interest in Szoboszlai PSG, Napoli and AC Milan are also said to be keen.

But Edu hopes to jump to the front of the queue by setting the ball rolling now.

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The teenage midfielder is rated at around £25m.

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