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Arsene Wenger has indicated interest in signing Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco who plies his trade for Atletico Madrid, according to the Daily Cannon.
The Arsenal manager has been a long time admirer of Carrasco even before he moved to Atletico, and with Diego Simeone standing gallant having secured a deal to land ex-Sevilla star Vitolo, the future of the Belgian in the Spanish side now seems uncertain.
However, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen on pairing the 24 years old with his Belgian team mate Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge.
The news will likely be of interest to Arsenal manager Wenger, who has had the Belgian watched before and also admitted on Wednesday that he is prepared to spend in January if need be.
Arsenal ready to battle Chelsea over Carrasco, given the imminent departure of Alexis Sanchez and possible move of German international Mesut Ozil.
Carrasco has been a regular since joining Atletico Madrid from the former Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco in 2015, but has recently fallen out of favour with manager Diego Simeone.
His form in Spain is yet to explode but he possesses impressive abilities, however he has plenty of experience at the top level and has even scored a goal in a Champions league final.
Carrasco has reportedly been involved in a number of dressing room problems, He also had a fall out with team mates and fitness coach and a number of the clubs staff.
Carrascos talent isn’t in question, if Diego Simeone gives the go ahead Arsenal should invest maximum interest in the Belgian to strengthen their attack.