Arsenal remain interested in Bayer Leverkusen winger Moussa Diaby despite signing Leandro Trossard, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Frenchman has been on the London club’s radar for a number of years, and Romano claims that, while a deal isn’t possible in January, it could be a transfer that the Gunners look at again in the future:
“Moussa Diaby is a player that Arsenal have been following for a long time and they know him very well. They’re convinced of his potential but, at the same time, Bayer Leverkusen have no intention to sell the player in January unless they receive a really important bid.”
It is believed that Leverkusen were demanding upwards of €100m (£88m) for Diaby this month, and that price tag was clearly enough for Arsenal to be put off from opening talks.
The 23-year-old has, though, been in excellent form so far this season, racking up eight goals and providing four assists in 23 appearances, but those sorts of numbers wouldn’t justify Mikel Arteta’s side breaking their transfer record.
If Leverkusen lower their demands for Diaby in the summer, though, it could be one that the Gunners revisit, considering how highly they rate the player.