Arsenal have reportedly emerged as the ‘strongest contenders’ to sign Porto midfielder, Yacine Brahimi.

According to Correio da Manhã [via Sport Witness], the Gunners are the most likely Premier League side to sign Brahimi, who scored six goals and assisted four in Liga NOS last season.

Porto are apparently willing to sell the attacking midfielder this summer and they’re expecting to receive €40m (£35m).

The reason for this is that 50% of the transfer fee goes to a third party, so they would only receive €20m.

The 27-year-old has been linked with Arsenal for a while, with reports in Portugal claiming that Porto want the money and that the player, eager to move, has been training separately.

Previous reports claim that Everton recently had a £33m offer rejected, while others say that Porto are only asking for £26m despite Brahimi supposedly having a £52m release clause.

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