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Vincent Kompany closes in on bringing Arsenal midfielder to Burnley this summer

Vincent Kompany wants to reunite with Albert Sambi Lokonga at Burnley.

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Vicent Kompany’s Burnley are getting closer to signing an Arsenal midfielder ahead of their return to the Premier League next season.

According to The Sun, Vincent Kompany wants to reunite with Albert Sambi Lokonga at Burnley next season in the Premier League with the player expected to be allowed to leave the Gunners this summer, if their valuation of the player is met.

The report states Burnley want to sign the Belgian on a permanent deal this summer with the Gunners happy to sell, however a loan move with an option-to-buy could be the eventual solution.

The 23-year-old was on loan at Crystal Palace last season, where he has made nine appearances since joining the club in January.

Lokonga fell out of favour under Mikel Arteta early on in the 2022/23 campaign and it remains to be seen whether the player will get another chance in North London next season or whether he’ll be sold on a permanent basis.

Vincent Kompany knows the Belgian well after their time together at Anderlecht during the 2020/21 campaign, before Lokonga moved to Arsenal for a fee of £17million. The Burnley manager once compared the player to Premier League legend, Yaya Toure.

It’s expected Arsenal will look for a fee of more than they brought him for, if they are to sell Lokonga permanently this summer.

Sambi Lokonga in action for Crystal Palace this season. [Image Credit: Getty Images]

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The ex-Man City captain even revealed he recommended the youngster to Arteta, before the north London giants swooped.

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