Arsenal on alert as Newcastle are reportedly planning a bid for Moussa Diaby

Newcastle United want Moussa Diaby and are now preparing a club-record bid to sign the Bayer Leverkusen winger this summer.

That’s according to The Northern Echo, who claimed on Thursday Newcastle are coming back for Diaby.

Newcastle are believed to have earmarked Diaby as a right winger in Eddie Howe’s 4-3-3 approach.

The report adds that Newcastle are ready to surpass the £63million they paid to sign Alexander Isak last summer.

That kind of money is needed to sign Diaby, who was wanted by Newcastle last summer.

Newcastle would certainly have better chances of completing such a deal if they could finish in the top four.

But as seen with Bruno Guimaraes, Sven Botman and Isak, Newcastle have appeal even without Champions League football – and Diaby could be next.

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Arsenal now face a real battle for Moussa Diaby

News of Newcastle’s renewed interest – and apparent commitment to a huge summer offer – will be bad news for Arsenal.

The Gunners have been chasing Diaby for two years, Fabrizio Romano claimed in March.

Bild reporter Christian Falk also told Caught Offside in March that Arsenal had been in contact with Diaby’s agents.

Arsenal will now be on high alert over these claims from Diaby and may be interested in speeding up his move for the Bayer Leverkusen star.

Arsenal could have great traction this summer, especially if they win the Premier League title, but a move for Diaby could be difficult.

A winger with blistering speed who loves to cut in on his left foot from the right side, Diaby wouldn’t be happy just being a replacement for Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli.

Newcastle would offer Diaby a starring role in the years to come and that could pose a big problem for Arsenal.

Diaby has been great again this season, recording 12 goals and nine assists from the crosses.

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Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing

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