Arsenal monitoring Karim Adeyemi
Arsenal are tracking Red Bull Salzburg youngster Karim Adeyemi, as the Gunners commence their search for a long-term replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. With uncertainty over the future of attacking duo Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette, the Emirates side will be forced to move quickly to snap up one of Europe's brightest young strikers.
Adeyemi has bagged 14 goals in 18 Austrian Bundesliga games so far this season, with a further impressive three goals in the Champions League.
The 20-year-old came up through the Bayern Munich youth team before commencing his career for German minnows Unterhaching. Following that, Austrian outfit RB Salzburg paid 3.5 million euros for the then 16-year-old.
Arsenal are confident that a deal can be reached with Lacazette to extend his stay with the Gunners for a further season, setting up Adeyemi as the long-term replacement to lead the line for Mikel Arteta's side.
According to reports from Austria, the player's club are ready to part company with the striker for a fee of around 50 million euros. In order to secure a transfer, Arsenal will need to fend off the interest of both Bayern Munich and Salzburg's partner side RB Leipzig.