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Arsenal & Man Utd handed boost in signing French star

Arsenal & Man Utd handed boost in signing French star

Youssouf Fofana news

Fofana set to leave Monaco
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Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed a boost in signing Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana at the end of the season.

The France international was linked with a transfer away from Monaco last summer. He was on the radar of multiple Premier League clubs including Fulham and Nottingham Forest.

However, he decided to continue with the Ligue 1 outfit for another year. Monaco's CEO Thiago Scuro has now acknowledged that Fofana could be sold with his contract expiring in June next year.

He said: "There were good opportunities for him to leave last summer."

"It was his decision to stay because of his personal goals. It was a very good decision for us.

"He had a very good and consistent season, for him too as it was probably his best season at AS Monaco."

Monaco have set a modest asking price of around €30m for the midfielder. Arsenal and United have been keeping tabs and could be tempted to enter negotiations for his services.