Unai Emery suffers Arsenal transfer blow as Christopher Nkunku closes in on Rennes move

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 6 Apr 2019 12:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link324Shares Unai Emery suffers Arsenal transfer blow as Christopher Nkunku closes in on Rennes move Advertisement Arsenal tried to sign Christopher Nkunku in January (Picture: Getty)The Gunners attempted to sign the 21-year-old in January but were unable to agree a loan to buy arrangement with the Ligue 1 champions.Emery handed Nkunku his professional debut during their time together at PSG but the versatile winger has struggled for regular starts under Thomas Tuchel.Ouest-France, however, claim the player is on the verge of joining Rennes with Nkunku’s agents having held positive talks with the club’s manager Olivier Letang.Nkunku, who has made 19 Ligue 1 appearances this season and scored three goals, has a contract which is set to expire in just over a year’s time.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal are unlikely to sign Denis Suarez on a permanent basis (Picture: Getty)Arsenal transfer target Christopher Nkunku is keen on a summer move to Rennes and set to snub Unai Emery.The former Sevilla coach is unlikely to sign Denis Suarez on a permanent basis following his loan move from Barcelona in January.Suarez has been restricted to just six substitute appearances with Emery said to harbour doubts over his compatriot’s ability to withstand the physical nature of English football.Arsenal have the option to sign Suarez outright for £18million when the transfer window reopens in the summer, but Emery has already recommended a list of alternatives with Nkunku chief among them.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySorry, this video isn’t available any more.last_img

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