Arsenal open talks to sign Brighton star Leandro Trossard for £20m after stealing a march on rivals Tottenham, as Belgian pushes to leave this month amid stand-off with boss Roberto De Zerbi
Arsenal have entered the race to sign Brighton forward Leandro Trossard.
The Belgium international is in the midst of a stand-off with manager Roberto De Zerbi and is set to leave the Amex Stadium this month.
Tottenham have been monitoring his situation but Arsenal have stolen a march on their north London rivals by opening talks with Brighton over a January move.
Leandro Trossard has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal in the January window
Mikel Arteta’s side have opened talks with Brighton over a potential move for the Belgian
Up until yesterday, Trossard was still training alone at Brighton and it is now increasingly likely that he leaves.
Sportsmail understands the fee will be in the region of £20million.
Mikel Arteta has been on the look out for a new forward this month and looked on course to sign Mykhailo Mudryk.
The Gunners have moved quickly, however, to identify other targets and are now hopeful of getting a deal for Trossard over the line in the coming days.
Leandro Trossard’s future at Brighton is in limbo after a falling out with Roberto De Zerbi
Chelsea announced the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk from Shaktar Donetsk last Sunday
Trossard and De Zerbi have had a public falling out of late, with the manager criticising the player’s attitude and work rate since his return from the World Cup with Belgium.
Trossard has not appeared for the Seagulls in 2023, and was not involved in his team’s 3-0 win over Liverpool after he left training prematurely without De Zerbi’s permission.
Rumours had circulated the Belgian was a key transfer target for Arsenal’s rivals, Tottenham, but it appears the Gunners will win the race for the attacking midfielder.
De Zerbi and Trossard have evidently not seen eye to eye since the Italian coach took over