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Bundesliga star on Gunners radar

6th February 2019, 07:25 by Michael Holland

RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate is on the wanted list of Arsenal but they will face strong competition to do a deal.

The 19-year-old centre-half joined the Bundesliga club from French side Sochaux in the summer of 2017 and, after steadily working his way into the team, is now a regular in the starting eleven.

Standing at 6ft 4in, the youngster is an imposing figure at the back and has caught the eye of the Gunners plus a host of other clubs during the course of the season.

Arsenal have sent scouts to watch him on a number of occasions this term and reports are rifethat an offer will be made at the end of the campaign.

However, they are not the only interested party, with Premier League rivals Chelsea and West Ham United also said to be showing an interest in the France Under-20 international.

Leipzig are doing well this season after climbing to fourth in the Bundesliga table and will be very reluctant to sell but a sizeable offer in the summer could force their hand.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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