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Arsenal interested in Teun Koopmeiners

Reports from Dutch media suggest Arsenal are among the clubs interested in  AZ Alkmaar star Teun Koopmeiners. De Telegraaf report that Ligue 1 side Rennes have a strong interest in the defensive midfielder who scored 15 goals and provided 5 assists last season.

Along with Rennes, Serie A sides Atalanta and AS Roma and Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion have an interest in the youngster.

Arsenal have also reportedly expressed an interest in Koopmeiners who was ‘a big fan of the Gunners as a child’ which may help the club in any prospective bid this summer.

The club would need to make room in the middle of the pitch, given that Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira can all currently occupying the defensive midfield role.

Xhaka and Torreira are widely expected to leave this summer which could make room for the potential arrival of Koopmeiners who looks set to leave AZ Alkmaar.