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Arsenal battling Manchester City to sign Micky van de Ven

van de Ven is reportedly being chased by a range of European super clubs

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German journalist Christian Falk reports that Arsenal are in the hunt to sign Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven.

The 21-year-old Dutch centre back is highly rated and is being chased by a range of European super clubs, according to the report.

Writing in CaughtOffside, Falk says that Wolfsburg would be prepared to talk if they received an offer of €30m.

“The player himself has said he has no problem with staying another year but has also mentioned he’s open for a switch to Spain and the Premier League. So he’s already thinking about his future.

“Many clubs are scouting him at the moment, it’s a really long list; Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma, AC Milan… so you see, he’s a very attractive option.

“It’s not the case that he feels he has to leave this summer but I think if he keeps up the quality of his performances this season, next summer one of these clubs will be prepared to pay what Wolfsburg are looking for”, writes Falk.

A young, quick centre-back available for a good price certainly fits the bill in terms of Arsenal’s recent recruitment strategy – so it’s clear to see why Arsenal would be considering adding van de Ven to their defensive ranks.

With Ben White playing predominantly as a right back this season, it makes sense for Arteta and Edu identifying another central defender to add more competition and cover to the centre back position.

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