Arsene Wenger is apparently keen on signing former Chelsea youth player Gokhan Tore, and has been monitoring him ahead of a January transfer, as reported by the Daily Star.
Tore has been hugely impressive since his move to Besiktas, and has caught Wenger’s attention with his recent displays.
The 23-year-old left Chelsea back in 2011 in search of first team football, with the then teen star just another young player who wasn’t given a chance at Stamford Bridge.
He has spent time at Hamburger SV, Rubin Kazan, and Besiktas since then, but has only really enjoyed success in Turkey. He is now a fully fledged Turkish international as well, and has blossomed into a superb player.
The report suggests we would need to stump up £15m to bring the former Blues star to the Emirates, which seems a little steep. He is deployed largely as a winger, which isn’t exactly a position we are desperately short in at the moment. Wenger prefers to deploy unconventional wingers anyway, so Tore may not even fit into our style.
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We will have to wait until January to see if this story has legs, but until then we should take it with a pinch of salt.