By Joe Nelson
Arsene Wenger is weighing up a move for Porto and Algerian ace Yacine Brahimi after missing out on Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that the long-term Chelsea target was left out of Porto’s midweek Champions League qualifying game against Roma, with the Portuguese club ready to sell for £40million.
The 26-year-old joined Porto from Granada in 2014 and has caught the eye of Europe’s biggest clubs with his displays on the left wing.
He has registered 20 goals and 22 assists in 86 appearances for the Portuguese giants and has seven international goals in 28 appearances for Algeria after playing for France’s youth teams during the early stages of his career.
The Mirror report says the Gunners are set to miss out on defensive target Jose Giminez, with Atletico Madrid not budging over their £56m asking price of the defender.
Wenger has claimed that he will spend the money on the right player and has explained that he is still active in the transfer market after making just one marquee signing this summer in Granit Xhaka.
Jonny Evans and Shkodran Mustafi remain Wenger’s top defensive targets, but the Gunners are also being linked with attacking options such as Brahimi.
In other Arsenal transfer news, this attacker looks set to leave Arsenal as a medical gets underway.