The agent of Sion striker Moussa Konate has claimed that Arsenal and Chelsea are watching the forward.
22-year-old Donate caught the eye when he was just 18, scoring five times in four games at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Since then he has played for Russian club Krasnodar, Italian side Genoa (on loan) and now finds himself playing in Switzerland for Sion.
The fast forward, who can also play on the wing, has scored seven times in 11 appearances already this season, after netting 22 in 33 during the 2014/15 campaign, which was his first with the Swiss club.
Now his agent is making claims that some of England’s biggest sides, including Arsenal, are watching his progress.
“Lots of English clubs are interested in Moussa,” agent Antoine Issa Kossoko has said. “Chelsea and Arsenal scouts are keeping an eye on him – but he is not obsessed with the Premier League and will consider good offers from Germany, Spain or England.
“Hannover, Mainz and Bruges were keen on him this summer, offering up to £6m. But Sion said they would not sell for less than £10m.”
£10m isn’t a great deal of money to Arsenal and Chelsea. If either side is truly interested in the player, they could certainly get him for that amount but it would represent something of a risk.
Konate’s never played, let alone had success, in a big league.
Whether or not either side needs a forward is a matter of opinion, but Arsenal expect Danny Welbeck to be back by the time the transfer window re-opens in January. With Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud already available options up front, this move would come as a surprise.