ARSENAL and Newcastle have been given a boost in their pursuit of prolific Lille striker Jonathan David.
Last season’s Ligue 1 champions are reportedly ready to part ways with the Canada international in the upcoming transfer window.
transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims the club are ready to sell a number of players this summer – including David.
And a bid of £42million is believed to be enough to secure his services.
The 22-year-old is Lille’s top scorer this season, scoring 17 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions.
David has also scored an impressive 20 goals in just 30 games for Canada.
Arsenal have been linked with David in the past, with the player himself targeting a move to the Premier League this summer.
The imminent departures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are significant Mikel Artetas The team desperately needs a striker.
But they face each other Competition for the striker in the form of Newcastle.
Toon is also said to be in the market for a forward despite spending £25m on Chris Wood in January.
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But were arsenal Getting last place in the Champions League gives them a competitive edge over the Magpies and to satisfy his desire to play in Europe’s elite competition.
David’s agent has already revealed that this season will be David’s last with Lille.
Nick Mavromaras continued Radio Canada back in December: “For us, the goal is to finish the season in Lille, but it will be his last season there for a number of reasons.
“I think the Premier League is a good option for him. I think he likes Spain a lot, also because he likes the touch of the ball and very technical players.
“These two leagues are big priorities for him, but nothing is ruled out.”
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