Arsenal in transfer race for Serhou Guirassy as prolific striker decides to LEAVE Stuttgart – but Chelsea out of running

Arsenal in transfer race for Serhou Guirassy as prolific striker decides to LEAVE Stuttgart – but Chelsea out of running

ARSENAL transfer target Serhou Guirassy has told Stuttgart he wants to leave, according to reports.

The striker rose to prominence last season after scoring 28 goals in 28 Bundelisga games.

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He has attracted interest from several high profile European clubs and could have his sights set on the Premier League.

Guirassy, 28, has told Stuttgart he wants to make a summer transfer, according to transfer expert Florian Plettenberg.

He adds that Arsenal are in the race to sign the Guinea international.

But they could face a tussle for his signature with Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan also keen.

Newcastle and Manchester United were linked with move for Guirassy in January.

SunSport revealed the striker wanted to join Tottenham ahead of the previous transfer window.

Arsenal are also said to be lining up a move for Spain star Mikel Merino.

The former Newcastle star has spent the past six years with Real Sociedad, helping them become one of LaLiga’s top sides.

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Chelsea have held talks with Jonathan David’s representatives, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Newcastle have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Elsewhere, Bayern Munich have agreed a £50million deal to sign Crystal Palace star Michael Olise, according to reports.

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Mikel Arteta views him as a Granit Xhaka replacement and the midfielder’s contract expires next year.

However he is also attracting attention from Barcelona.

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