We’ve been discussing Arsenal’s potential transfer business in the Football Transfer Tavern, with Hannah Duncan of Metro reckoning the club are keen on West Ham United midfielder Mohamed Diame.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has admitted the player is yet to sign a new deal at Upton Park, with Arsenal monitoring the situation closely.
“The owners have tried to renegotiate the contract, but they haven’t been successful at the moment,” the former Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers boss explained.
Diame only joined West Ham last summer, but has been a huge hit with the Hammers fans, with his all-action performances attracting attention from several Premier League clubs.
Arsenal are the most keen, as Wenger continues his search for a midfield enforcer to play alongside the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla.
North London rivals Tottenham have also emerged as an interested party, following the news that their Brazilian midfielder Sandro is set to miss the rest of the season through injury.