Spanish website Informa Futbol have claimed that free agent Malang Sarr has chosen to join either Arsenal or Real Betis over moves to Torino or Valencia – but the Gunners could be scuppered in a move by Nabil Fekir.
Sarr, 21, had clocked up 119 senior appearances for Nice before deciding not to renew his contract with Patrick Vieira’s side. It has seen the France Under-21 international become one of the hottest free agents out there.
The report states that Arsenal, Real Betis, Torino and Valencia are all interested in landing Sarr on a free. But he does not want to move to Valencia as they are undergoing a transition, while Torino have also been overlooked.
That is because the Turin-based side sit in 16th in Serie A with one game to play. Arsenal and Betis are Sarr’s choices, with the Gunners boasting more financial fire power. But Betis ace Fekir could see Arsenal miss out.
France international and former Lyon man Fekir has urged his side to complete the signing of Sarr. An offer is on the table from Betis, while Arsenal are yet to table a deal. TransferMarkt claim he has the same agent as Romelu Lukaku.