South Korea captain close to signing for Arsenal

Lille chairman Michael Seydoux has claimed that Monaco striker Park Chu Young looks set to be joining Arsenal shortly.

The 26-year-old was expected to complete the second part of his medical ahead of a move to the Ligue 1 Champions today, but Seydoux said the frontman wasn’t in his hotel room on Saturday morning.

“He’s going to England, I guess he’s going to Arsenal”, Seydoux told L’Equipe.

Chu-Young, who has over 50 caps for South Korea, has attracted interest from several clubs in England including Liverpool and Fulham.

Capable of playing as a second striker, Chu-Young’s work ethic and energy has made him one of the biggest stars in the French football.

A fee of around £3million has been touted for the Daegu-born player, who is expected to have a medical at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground later today.


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