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Arsenal receive welcome £43m transfer boost in search for Granit Xhaka replacement

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on March 14, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Arsenal could reportedly sign Real Betis star Guido Rodriguez and pay for considerably less than his release clause. The Gunners need to sign a midfielder to replace the departing Granit Xhaka. The Gunners will receive up to £17million for the 28-year-old’s signature.

Wolves star Ruben Neves and Brighton’s Yves Bissouma have been linked with Arsenal. However, Spanish outlet La Razon claims Arsenal are again looking in La Liga for midfield options following the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid last summer. Rodriguez has a release clause in his Betis contract of around £68.7m (€80m).

But La Razon says Betis would accept a fee of £25.7m (€30m), £43m less than the player’s clause. Rodriguez at that price would be less than the £35m Wolves want for Neves and £30m Brighton are asking for Bissouma.

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