Issa Diop: Arsenal boss Arteta plots move for top West Ham defender

Issa Diop: Arsenal boss Arteta plots move for top West Ham defender

- Issa Diop could be heading to north London to join Premier League giants Arsenal

- The 23-year has been impressive since he joined West Ham from Toulouse in 2018

- Diop is currently struggling with the Hammers in the relegation battle on the table

Issa Diop has become a summer target for Arsenal as the Gunners are looking to make reinforces in the summer, reports claim, cited on The Sun.

According to British news media outlet Mirror, Mikel Arteta believes the West Ham central defender will solve Arsenal's problems at the back.

The Hammers are currently battling for their Premier League survival as they are rooted to 16th on the log.

And if they get relegated into the Championship, the deal for the 23-year-old will be a lot easier than when they escape the drop.

Diop joined West Ham in 2018 for £22.5million from Ligue 1 side Toulouse and the center-back has impressed despite their struggles this campaign.

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Premier League pair Man United and Chelsea have also been linked with the French star as both clubs look to add quality players to the squad ahead of next term.

Arteta is looking to use the defensive pairing of Diop and William Saliba who is currently on loan with Saint-Etienne.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Eberechi Eze has been continued to be linked with a move to Tottenham and the Premier League side have renewed interest in the Queens Park Rangers star, cited on The Sun.

The 21-year-old Nigerian-born England star was in dazzling form in their 3-1 win at Preston last Saturday.

Sheffield United and Crystal Palace are also the two other English top-flight clubs on the tail of the attacking midfielder but it is understood QPR want to trade him for a fee around £20million.

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