Arsene Wenger is apparently set to miss out on the signing of Lorient left-back Raphael Guerreiro, as the Portuguese defender is set to join German side Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to French outlet L’Equipe (via talkSPORT).
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Despite the left-back spot not seeming like a real priority this summer, we’re being heavily linked with a number of players to fill the position. The report suggests Kieran Gibbs will be the player to make way, with the England international really failing to impress. Nacho Monreal isn’t getting any younger either, so it’s actually not all that surprising that Wenger is considering his options for the future.
It seems like the Frenchman will have to look elsewhere though, with the Lorient defender seemingly bound for Germany. TalkSPORT claim Dortmund have secured the 22-year-old for just £10m, with the move on the verge of completion.
Guerreiro will apparently undergo a medical in Paris during the Euro 2016 Championships, completing the move before the competition is even over.
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Although he may have been one of the players Wenger was monitoring, it seems unlikely that he was our first choice. The player we’ve been most heavily linked with is VfL Wolfsburg’s £19m rated defender Ricardo Rodriguez (via talkSPORT), who would be an excellent acquisition alongside his Swiss teammate Granit Xhaka.