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Arsenal and Chelsea looking to seal deal for midfielder, both clubs to hold talks

The Landlord in the Football Transfer Tavern has been keeping Arsenal and Chelsea fans apart all day as they argue over which one of their clubs will secure the signing of Lille star, Sofiane Boufal.

Guardian journalist, Ed Aarons, tweeted that Chelsea and Arsenal will both hold talks with the agent of the 22-year-old attacking midfielder, as well Southampton who have had generous boost to their finances recently, courtesy of Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

The Moroccan international, who has been labelled the ‘next Eden Hazard’  in the past, has scored 29 goals in 43 appearances for Lille since joining the French outfit in 2015.

However, Boufal will come at quite a price. Our Southampton supporting barman has said that he saw The Daily Star reporting that Lille have told potential suitors that they will have to offer up to £25 million to strike a deal for the youngster.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Saints fans, what are your thoughts? Is Boufal worth the price tag and which one of your clubs will get their man? Let us know below…

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