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Arsenal Eye French Duo

Arsene Wenger has lined up a host of players to rejuvenate his squad in the summer transfer window apparently, and according to the Express, Arsenal are eyeing a cut-price deal for Queens Park Rangers forward Remy who joined them only last January. The France international has scored 3 goals in 6 games for QPR, but his contract includes a get-out clause of just £4 million if QPR are relegated.

Wenger is known to recruit talent from his native France and was reportedly keen on signing the Frenchman before QPR moved in quickly to sew up the deal by offering him a lucrative pay package. However, his contract situation means that Wenger can get his man for only £4 million if QPR don’t beat the drop.

They are currently bottom of the league and 7 points adrift from safety with eight games left to play. Unless QPR manager Harry Redknapp can work his magic again, the London club are going down and may provide Wenger a cheap alternative to improve his attacking options.

Another Frenchman eyed by Wenger is Valencia centre-back Rami, with talkSPORT claiming that Arsenal are favourites to land the defender. One of Arsenal’s problems this season has been their defensive frailties and improving their fragile defence is Wenger’s priority for the summer.

Wenger has constantly rotated between Mertesacker, Vermaelen and Koscielny as his first choice centre-back pairing with even Baccary Sagna making a few emergency appearances, but they all have been too inconsistent for Wenger’s linking. Wenger thus wants to bring in Rami to solve his defensive woes.

However, Arsenal will have to battle it out with the big spending Anzhi Makhachkala, who are also linked with the 27-year-old and are ready to offer Valencia £13 million for his services.

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