Arsenal face competition from Leicester in £25m transfer battle for Rennes striker Ismaila Sarr

ARSENAL face competition from Leicester for the signing of Rennes forward Ismaila Sarr.

The talented 21-year-old winger is attracting interest across Europe following an impressive campaign in Ligue 1.

Arsenal face competition from Leicester in £25m transfer battle for Rennes striker Ismaila SarrAFP or licensors2 Arsenal will face competition from Leicester for Ismaila Sarr

He has scored 12 and assisted 11 in all competitions this season including the crucial spot-kick in the penalty shootout that won his side the French Cup last month.

Arsenal wanted to waste no time in making their move and first made contact with Rennes in March over a potential deal.

It is believed the French club have valued the Senegal international at around £25million.

Unai Emery is understood to be desperate to add a wide man to his squad in the upcoming transfer window as he looks to inject pace into his side.

The Spaniard had the opportunity to watch him in action when Rennes played Arsenal in the Europa League earlier in the campaign. 

Leicester are plotting a transfer tug-of-war as Brendan Rodgers prepares himself for a busy summer, revealed by a source close to the player.

The former Liverpool manager is expected to be handed a large transfer budget following his appointment in February.

A source close to Sarr revealed Leicester are the only English club to have made a firm approach for the player.

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The insider told Senegalese media: "Leicester, Roma and AC Milan are the three clubs that have shown genuine interest in signing Ismaila.

"He has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Liverpool.

"But I have not heard any news from either of these two clubs."

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