Barcelona to beat Arsenal to signing of French attacker?
Barcelona are reportedly ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Nabil Fekir from Real Betis.
The Gunners are likely to bolster their squad this summer, and they are aiming to turn Martin Odegaard's loan deal into a permanent one.
However, they also have a contingency plan in place, and it has been widely reported that Fekir is their alternative target.
According to Estadio Deportivo, the Blaugrana have joined the race to sign the Frenchman, who has bagged three goals and six assists this term.
Betis could be available for just £26m this summer, and it is claimed that the Catalan giants are emerging as favourites to land his signature.
Fekir has been a long-term target for the Gunners, and he was first linked with a move when Arsene Wenger was the head coach in 2016.
He came close to joining Liverpool from Lyon in the summer of 2018, but the deal fell through after concerns over his medical.