Arsenal keen on OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram ahead of summer

Arsenal are keen on recruiting the services of OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram ahead of the summer transfer window, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

The France international is also on the radar of Manchester United and Juventus, and the Ligue 1 club are expected to sell him when the transfer window reopens having rebuffed bids last month.

Arsenal want to strengthen their options in midfield, with some uncertainty surrounding the future of Thomas Partey at the club.

The Ghana international has constantly struggled with his fitness in recent months, and he could be moving on in the summer.

Mohamed Elneny and Jorginho could also be on their way out, and the Gunners have identified Thuram as one of their transfer targets.

The 22-year-old has been one of the best defensive midfielders in the French top-flight in recent campaigns, earning his international debut last year as a result.

Described by Aaron Ramsey a year ago as “very dangerous, very powerful and a very strong dribbler of the ball”, Thuram has the quality to play for Arsenal, and having him with Declan Rice in the middle of the park will make their midfield solid.

Blocking the ball, passing and dribbling are his key strengths, while he also loves to do layoffs for the attackers.

He still has plenty of progress to make, but the potential is there, and it is why he is also attracting Juve and Man United.

Nice will demand top dollar for one of their best players, and Arsenal will be able to splash the cash once again in the summer having avoided making transfers last month.

They have a strong squad but will need to further bolster their ranks to become constant title challengers and major trophy contenders, and an addition like Thuram will come in very much handy.

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