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Report: Arsenal-linked £22.5m creative midfielder in advanced talks with unnamed English club

Reported Arsenal target Morgan Sanson is reportedly in advanced talks with an unnamed English club over a January move, according to Telefoot (via Le10 Sport).

Arsenal were linked with the Marseille midfielder last year, Le10 Sport claiming in late December that the Gunners were one of several English teams eyeing the 26-year-old.

The outlet reported at the time that a firm offer had been made by an unnamed club for Sanson, who was also being linked with fellow Premier League sides Wolves, Newcastle and West Ham.

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Earlier in the month, Sky Sports reported that there were three top-flight clubs in England chasing a deal for the 26-year-old in the January window.

Marseille are said to value Sanson at 25million Euro, or around £22.5million, added the outlet.

The former France Under-21 international has made 155 appearances in all competitions for Marseille, registering 25 goals and 22 assists.

This season, he has made 17 appearances for the French club, with two goals and three assists under his belt.

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As well as being technically gifted, Sanson is known for his tenacity and seemingly endless engine, teammate Boubacar Kamara singing his praises last year.

He told La Provence: “He is athletic. He is a creator. I sometimes wonder how he can think of certain actions on the pitch.

“He has several lungs, he helps us a lot, he sacrifices himself to open spaces for us. He is evolving. For me, he is a very good player and he will become a very great player.”

Sanson is also versatile, having played in defensive midfield and attacking midfield, and has a knack for claiming goals and assists.

Arsenal’s relatively low January budget – €20million (around £18million) according to Duncan Castles – means that the likes of Houssem Aouar are probably out of reach for the time being, so could the Gunners be pushing forward with Sanson instead?

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