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PSG considering a move for Matteo Guendouzi

Paris Saint Germain are considering a move for Matteo Guendouzi this summer, according to Football London.

Guendouzi was a part of the PSG academy for just under ten years and left the club to join Lorient in 2014. The French champions have kept tabs on the player ever since he left the club and were interested in taking him back to Paris before he signed for Arsenal in 2018. 

PSG are not the only club interested in signing the former Lorient midfielder. Villareal, who recently appointed Unai Emery as their new head coach, are keen on signing the 21 year old. Emery was Arsenal’s head coach when Guendouzi moved to North London. He gave the player his debut at the club and played an instrumental part in his development at Arsenal. 

Barcelona and Juventus are also believed to be interested in the player. Matteo Guendouzi has been forced to train away from the Arsenal first team for over a month on the orders of head coach Mikel Arteta. This is because he refused to apologise and take responsibility for his behaviour in the closing stages of Arsenal’s loss at Brighton on June 20th in addition to other disciplinary issues he has run into in the last few months. 

The former Lorient midfielder fell out of favour with Mikel Arteta early on in the Spaniard’s tenure but managed to work his way back into the Arsenal boss’ plans. This time, however, it looks like his disciplinary issues have fractured his relationship with the club and he will be sold this summer.

Arsenal offered Guendouzi to Atletico Madrid in a cash plus player deal for Thomas Partey but the bid was rejected by the Spanish giants. They insist that Partey will be allowed to depart the club only if his £45 million buyout clause is triggered. 

The Gunners hope to sell Guendouzi this summer for around £40 million. 

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