English FA Cup champions Arsenal have cast their eyes on Juventus attacker Kingsley Coman and could make a bid for the player before the transfer window closes, reports say.
According to the Express, the Gunners boss is a keen admirer of Coman and has urged the club to sign the Juventus forward. It is believed Arsenal have made contacts with the Italian Serie A champions regarding a possible move but they could be prised out of the deal with Bayern Munich also interested.
The aforementioned source claim Bayern hold the trump cards regarding the signature of Coman, however, Arsenal also have a chance to sign him as Wenger can convince him that he will have enough game time and a chance of playing free-flowing attacking football at the Emirates – of which the player is a fan.
Coman, 19, began his career in France with Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain but later left the Parc des Princes to sign a five-year deal with Juventus after his contract expired at the Paris-based outfit.
The French footballer performed admirably for the Bianconeris last season and several European club sides are also keeping an eye on the Paris-born player. Massimiliano Allegri also gave him a cameo appearance in the final of the Champions League played in Berlin last season.
At 16 years, 8 months and 4 days, Coman became the youngest player ever to play for PSG. He came on as a substitute for Marco Verratti in the 87th minute of the 3-2 loss to Sochaux in 2013, and he was awarded a league medal for this substitution as Laurent Blanc’s side won the Ligue 1 title.
Coman has also represented France at all age grade levels and presently, he is a France international at the Under-21 level.
Arsenal travel to the St. James Park to battle Steve Mc Claren’s Newcastle United on Saturday, and club captain Per Mertesacker is set to miss out of the trip and his centre-back partner Laurent Koscielny will also undergo a late fitness test to know if he is fit to play the game.