Bayer Leverkusen 'want £63m for Arsenal target Moussa Diaby'

Bayer Leverkusen ‘will demand £63million for Arsenal target Moussa Diaby’ with the Gunners looking to strengthen their squad ahead of potential Champions League football

  • Arsenal are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby 
  • They are scouting options ahead of potential Champions League football
  • Diaby is enjoying his best season with 16 goals and 13 assists to date
  • Bayer Leverkusen are in no rush to sell and would demand £63million 

Arsenal could reportedly have to fork out £63million if they wish to make a bid for Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby.

The Gunners are looking to strengthen their side, which will need some bulking if they qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Diaby is a player who has attracted the attention of many clubs this season thanks to his stellar performances for Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen reportedly would demand £63million for French winger Moussa Diaby

German publication Sport Bild, as per Get Football News Germany have reported that the Bundesliga side would command a fee of at least €75 million (£63m) for any club who look to snap him up during the summer transfer window.

The 22-year-old has a contract with the side sitting third in the Bundesliga standings until 2025, so Leverkusen are at no need to sell the player. 

They would be keen to keep a player of Diaby’s talents, who is currently enjoying the best season of his young football career.

The Frenchman has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season – including 12 in the Bundesliga.

Mikel Arteta will be keen to strengthen his side ahead of potential Champions League football

Only Patrik Schick has scored more with 21, though no Leverkusen player has contributed to more goals than Diaby who has also registered 13 assists to his name.

Arsenal aren’t the only Premier League side to be linked with a move for Diaby.   

Sportsmail previously reported that Newcastle have compiled a report on Diaby, with their current star Allan Saint-Maximin expected to be the subject of interest over a potential transfer this summer.

Diaby has been in electric form for Leverkusen scoring 16 goals and registering 13 assists

Manchester United and Newcastle have also been linked with the 22-year-old left winger

Manchester United are another club expected to spend big this summer under incoming manager Erik ten Hag, and they have also been linked with a move.

There is also believed to be interest from Jose Mourinho and his club AS Roma.  

Should Diaby leave the club, Sport Bild report that 22-year-old Feyenoord star Luis Sinisterra is viewed as a potential replacement. 

Like Diaby he can play on the left-wing and the Colombian has scored 23 goals in 45 appearances this season.  

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