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Arsenal dealt MASSIVE blow in pursuit of title-winning midfielder

One of Arsenal’s key summer transfer targets has dealt a big blow to the Gunners’ hopes of signing him, with the club now set to look elsewhere.

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Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of a title-winning midfielder, who the Gunners had been looking at making a move for in the upcoming transfer window.

In January, reports emerged that Arsenal were eyeing a move for Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, who was rumoured to carry a price tag of in excess of £35m.

These rumours had persisted, as talk of a summer move had been gaining pace in the months since January, but these plans have taken a potentially fatal blow after a new revelation.

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Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is reportedly sharing the same agency with Mikel Arteta (Image credit: Getty Images)

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Last night, just a day after winning the EFL Championship with the Foxes, Dewsbury-Hall was awarded the club’s Players’ Player of the Season award and the Player of the Season award, and dropped a huge hint about his future after accepting the awards.

The Englishman, who came through Leicester’s academy, said: “I’ve been at Leicester since I was 8 years old and I’ve got no intention of leaving. My intention is very clear,” when speaking to Owynn Palmer-Atkin.

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Though he has made his intention to stay at the club clear, the 25-year-old may not have much of a say in the matter,  given Leicester’s well-reported dire financial situation.

The Foxes are at a crossroads with the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules (PSR), and are already likely to face a points deduction next season, but need to raise funds before June 30th to avoid further sanctions.

Given that Dewsbury-Hall is homegrown, he would count as ‘pure profit’ if Leicester were to sell him, making his sale an appealing, if not sad option, for the club to comply with the PSR.

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