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Arsenal told to pay £27m for Thomas Meunier

According to reports, Arsenal have been told that they will need to pay €30 million (almost £27 million) for the Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier, if they plan on bringing him yo the Emirates.

The Belgium international has been linked with a move away from the club since the 2018/19 season ended with. Reports in France over the weekend claiming that Unai Emery has made his interest known to the PSG board. However, the French club have responded with a valuation of €30 million that may be a problem for the Gunners who are believed to have a £40m budget for this transfer window.

The Gunners are also known to be interested in Sampdoria duo Joachim Andersen and winger Dennis Praet but are struggling to meet the Italian club’s valuation of £49 million. They are also interested in Praet and Meunier’s international team-mate Yannick Carrasco (who is also on Bayern Munich’s radar).

At present it seems the only way the Gunners will be able to do deals for all of those players is by selling.

There is also the problem of whether Meunier will accept a move to the Emirates. Speaking last week to Belgian TV station RTBF he said:

“I will repeat myself again. My ambition is to stay in Paris,” he said.

“If they want me, that will be even better – we will be hand in hand. If they do not want me, then we will find a solution.”

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