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| Arsenal's double deal imminent as officials fly out to watch £35m transfer target
| maxbet Arsenal still hope to sign Caglar Soyuncu despite the imminent arrivals of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner. The Gunners are closing in on a deal for Sokratis, whose move from Borussia Dortmund is excepted to cost the Gunners around £16 million. Talks with Dortmund have progressed well this week and the Greece international, who has one year left on his deal at Dortmund, is now on the verge of sealing a switch to north London. But Arsenal’s attempt to strengthen their defence will not just end with Sokratis, as head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is looking to bring in at least two more additions during the summer. A new goalkeeper is also on the agenda.
The Gunners are also confident of winning the race for Stephan Lichtsteiner, who is a free agent this summer having decided to leave Juventus after seven years in Turin. The Switzerland international spent Friday holding talks with Mislintat and head coach Unai Emery at London Colney and has a two-year offer on the table. But Arsenal are also hot on the trail of Soyuncu, who looks certain to leave Freiburg this summer. The 21-year-old centre-back is currently away with the Turkey national team and played the full 90 minutes on Monday as they beat Iran 2-1 in a friendly. Football.London understands there were Arsenal officials in attendance for the game in Istanbul watching the defender, who Freiburg value at £35m.
Turkey visit Tunisia on Friday before taking on Russia on June 5, Soyuncu will then return to Germany to thrash out his future. Atletico Madrid have also been linked with the young centre-back, as have both Manchester clubs, but Arsenal are pushing hard to get a deal done. Soyuncu confirmed Arsenal were chasing his signature last week, telling the Turkish media: “Arsenal are one of the most important clubs in England,” he said. “I know they’re interested in me, but there’s nothing finalized yet about my transfer.
Soyuncu has spent the past two years with Freiburg having made the move from his native Turkey as a teenager and has seen his stock rise dramatically following some impressive performances. And last month the defender’s agent Mustafa Dogru exclusively revealed to football.london that the 21-year-old has his heart set on a move to England this summer. “The main objective of the player is to play in the Premier League, that I can tell you at the moment,” he said. “We are negotiating with some clubs. They (Freiburg) are open to negotiations."