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Report: Milan want 75-cap Arsenal player for £13m, despite being out on loan

Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport have claimed that AC Milan are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Mo Elneny in the January window, despite the Egyptian’s loan at Besiktas lasting until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old managed 17 league and cup appearances for Arsenal last season – starting only 12 times – and that saw Unai Emery decide to offload him in the summer. Besiktas landed the 75-time Egypt international on loan for the 2019-20 season.

Elneny has played three times for Besiktas since joining at the end of the window, but was sent off on his debut for the club – meaning he has missed Besiktas’ last three league games due to suspension.

That Besiktas loan spell could end sooner than expected, with Milan identifying the midfielder as a replacement for Franck Kessie – if the Ivory Coast international leaves in January, with Wolves still said to be keen on the ex-Atalanta star.

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TBR’s view – If Arsenal can bring in cash for Elneny, he has to go

The report claims Milan would have to spend about £13million to land Elneny on a permanent deal in January, which would see his loan spell cancelled at Besiktas and a move to Milan engineered instead.

If Arsenal can bring in some cash for Elneny’s signature, then it is a no-brainer. He needs to be sold.

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