Transfer: Arsenal set to sign Claude-Maurice from Lorient 



Arsenal will rally out Norwich City in the race to sign for Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice this summer.

The Gunners have already been watching the young forward for long now and are said to make a move any moment to have him in the Premier League side.

20-year-old Claude-Maurice has impressed in his homeland as a France Under-20 international and has caught eyes from top clubs including Arsenal.

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Norwich scouts have also monitored his progress and, after securing promotion to the Premier League, were ready to sanction a £9m move.

Norwich’s Sporting director, Stuart Webber and coach Daniel Farke sees him as a player who could make an impact on the Canaries’ top flight return but Arsenal may take it all from them.

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However, as the competition compete for him Ligue 1, with Lille are also eyeing him as a replacement for Nicolas Pepe.

Arsenal’s budget is perfect to make him a backup to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.



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