Arsenal fix Matteo Guendouzi transfer price as PSG consider swoop

Paris Saint-Germain have joined Barcelona and Villarreal in the race to sign Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi this summer.

Guendouzi joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 and, despite his lack of experience, quickly established himself in the first team under Unai Emery.

But in June, Arsenal were beaten by Brighton in a feisty affair which saw the midfielder clash with Neal Maupay.

Privately Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta told Guendouzi to apologize for his behaviour but he refused and was exiled from the first-team squad.

It meant Guendouzi spent the final weeks of the season out of the picture and wasn’t allowed to be at Wembley for the FA Cup final win over Chelsea.

With funds tight, Guendouzi’s future at Arsenal is all but done if a suitable offer arrives.

And according to Football London, Ligue 1 giants PSG are weighing up a move for the player.

Arsenal want around £40million for Guendouzi which would represent a significant profit from the £7m paid to Lorient two years ago.

Meanwhile, Brazilian attacker Willian has announced his exit from Chelsea, opening the door to a move across London to Arsenal.

The 32-year-old is out of contract and Arsenal have offered him a three-year deal, which is set to be finalised in the coming days.

“They were seven wonderful years. In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play,” he said in a statement.

“Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions. There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.

“Yet, beyond the trophies, I learnt a lot about myself. I developed a great deal, becoming a better player and a better person.

“With each training session, with each game, with every minute spent in the dressing room, I was always learning.

“I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans for the affectionate way they welcomed me at Stamford Bridge and their support throughout my time at the club.

“There was also criticism, which is normal, what is important though is that both the affection and criticism drove me to always give my all in every training session, every game, to be constantly improving until my very last minute in a Chelsea shirt!

“The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!

“My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you and God bless you!”

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