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Arsenal ready to battle Chelsea for young defender

Arsenal ready to battle Chelsea for young defender

Ousmane Diomande news

Diomande to Arsenal or Chelsea?
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Arsenal are set to compete with Chelsea for the services of Ousmane Diomande from Sporting Lisbon this summer.

The Gunners have been following the Ivorian ace for some period of time and they are now prepared to step up their pursuit.

Chelsea are said to be lining up an opening offer of €60m with a further €20m in add-ons for the highly-rated centre-back.

Arsenal are now prepared to match the same kind of proposal and they have already communicated the same to Sporting.

Diomande's agents are also aware of the situation and the Gunners should be confident of securing a summer agreement.

The 20-year-old is one of the best young centre-backs in the world. He has caught the eye with his superb ball distribution.

He also possesses superb pace and concentration in the box and has all the qualities to become a world-class star in future.

Diomande should be tempted to join the Gunners with the chance to play Champions League football next campaign.