Arsenal are believed to have turned their attention to Porto attacker Yacine Brahimi after missing out on Riyad Mahrez, according to The Mirror.
The Gunners have been linked with Leicester City’s star winger all summer long, but the PFA Player of the Year has recently penned a new deal to stay at the King Power Stadium.
The news of Mahrez’s contract has frustrated the Emirates Stadium faithful but the North London side are now being touted with a move to sign the Leicester star’s Algerian compatriot.
Brahimi is a gifted attacking midfielder that is versatile enough to play anywhere across the forward line and has been a real asset for Porto in recent years.
— Zesty Leicester News (@zesty_leicester) August 21, 2016
However, the North African star is believed to covet a move away from the Estadio do Dragao and the Portuguese side will sell him for £40 million, according to the report.
Arsenal’s priorities remain to sign a new central defender and a striker, but the allure of bringing Brahimi to England could well be an exciting move.
The Gunners drew 0-0 at Leicester on Saturday, leaving them with one point from their first two games.
Arsene Wenger admitted in the aftermath of the clash that he needed to spend money to attract new players.