Arsenal are exploring the possibility of sending Takehiro Tomiyasu to Inter Milan in a potential swap deal to sign Denzel Dumfries. Inter Milan are reportedly looking to cash in for the Netherlands international to ease their financial burden.
Dumfries has been a consistent performer for the Serie A outfit since joining from PSV Eindhoven in the summer transfer window of 2021. He has played 65 games(in all competitions) for the Nerazzurri so far, registering seven goals and 10 assists.
The Dutchman impressed with his performances at the FIFA World Cup 2022. He made five appearances in Qatar, registering one goal and two assists.
Meanwhile, Takehiro Tomiyasu joined Arsenal from Seria A club Bologna in the summer transfer window of 2021. He has played 32 Premier League games so far, registering two goals and eight assists.
Arsenal looking to swap Takehiro Tomiyasu for Denzel Dumfries
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According to Calcio Mercato, Arsenal have proposed the idea of sending Takehiro Tomiyasu to Inter Milan in exchange for Denzel Dumfries.
However, the Seria A outfit are not interested in accepting the proposal. They will only entertain cash offers for the Netherlands international. Inter Milan values Dumfries at around €60 million. Arsenal needs to pay a transfer fee close to that sum in order to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea have also shown interest in signing him in recent months. They are likely to make an approach to sign him during the January transfer window.
Mikel Arteta on the Gunners’ January window plans
The Gunners have started the 2022-23 season brilliantly and are currently at the top of the Premier League table. Mikel Arteta will look to bring the league title to the Emirates Stadium this term. The Spaniard is likely to bring reinforcements to the Gunners squad during the January window.
Speaking to the media recently, Arteta revealed that he is looking to strengthen his team in January. He said: “We are looking and we are active in the possibilities. If we can find the players that will strengthen the team, we will try.”
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Shakthar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk has been linked heavily with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks. Arsenal have also shown interest in signing Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. Arteta is expected to stay busy during the winter transfer window.