Arsenal rivalled by Premier League and Serie A clubs for the signing of Fulham midfielder


Arsenal rivalled by Premier League and Serie A clubs for the signing of Fulham midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa
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Arsenal are set to battle it out this summer for the signing of Fulham's star midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who is set to leave, reports claim.


According to a report from Metro a few weeks ago, Arsenal are interested in signing Anguissa from Fulham this summer as they look to strengthen their squad after a poor season.


However, they are set to face plenty of competition when it comes to signing the Cameroonian, and a report from Tuttosport (via Calciomercato.com) has claimed that Napoli are keen on the midfielder.


Aston Villa, Everton and Lazio are also interested in Anguissa, but they are yet to pursue the signing of the midfielder further.


Napoli want to add to their options in midfield, and with Fabian Ruiz being linked with a move to Barcelona and with Tiemoue Bakayoko unlikely to return to the club after his loan from Chelsea ended, new manager Luciano Spalletti will want to address the squad's lack of central midfielders.


Both clubs are coming off the back of disappointing seasons, with Napoli blowing their chances of UEFA Champions League football at the final stages of the season, while Arsenal were extremely inconsistent throughout the whole league season, leading to them finishing in eighth in what has been a woeful campaign for Mikel Arteta's side.


Anguissa was one of the few bright sparks in an underwhelming season for Fulham, playing in 38 games in all competitions, and his quality has been appreciated by several clubs.


The 25-year-old is capable of breaking up play, while also carrying the ball forward and linking up the defence with the attack incredibly.


He is currently valued at €25 million (transfermarkt.com), but with Anguissa probably wanting to leave Fulham due to their relegation to the Championship, he might be available for a lower fee than his market value.