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Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs circle around €15m Lille right-back

Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs circle around €15m Lille right-back Zeki Celik
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Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are all showing significant interest in Lille right-back Zeki Celik, who had a great season in Ligue 1.

According to a report from the Evening Standard, the three Premier League clubs have joined the race to sign the Turkish full-back, with the likes of Inter and even Norwich City also interested.

Celik was integral in Lille's title-winning season this year playing 29 league games this season, registering three goals and three assists, and he is set to get a move away this summer.

The 24-year-old has two years left on his current contract with Lille, and his valuation is around €15 million (£13 million), with the previously mentioned clubs all monitoring his contract situation.

He is reportedly on the radar of several European clubs, and with him going to Euro 2020 this summer with his country, his value could rise if he impresses throughout the competition.

Manchester United and Spurs want to add to their options at right-back, with United wanting someone to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, while Spurs want another option a right-back, with either one of Serge Aurier or Matt Doherty set to leave in the summer after failing to be consistent throughout the season.

Inter are currently tracking Celik, with them being fearful of losing Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Arsenal are also looking for a starting right-back, with Hector Bellerin set to leave after the Gunners failed to qualify for European football, with Real Betis being keen on signing him.

Arsenal are also looking at Norwich's Max Aarons, and if they do eventually sign the English right-back, Norwich are also set to make a move for the Turkish international as a possible replacement, yet Celik could be more intrigued by the possibility of a more established top-flight outfit.


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