Arsenal is pursuing Leonardo Trossard from Brighton after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk, with talks over a £20 million deal underway.
The Gunners are looking for another attacker before the transfer window closes and have had to look elsewhere after losing Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea. Trossard is seen as an appealing option because he has Premier League experience and is known to be available following a breakup with Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi.
Arsenal have good relations with Brighton following the deal that saw Ben White leave the Amex Stadium in 2021, and talks about Trossard are now heating up between the two clubs.
Negotiations are ongoing for a fee of around £20 million ($25 million) for the 28-year-old, who has only six months left on his contract with the Seagulls. Brighton do have the option to extend his contract for another year, which gives them a stronger negotiating position.
Trossard is currently training on his own at Brighton having fallen out with De Zerbi over his desire to leave the club amid widespread interest this month. He has not featured since the defeat against Arsenal on New Year’s Eve.