Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly set his sights on a £22-million move for Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter have all been linked with Aubameyang who is likely to be sold at a cut-price with only one-year remaining on his current deal.
The potential exit will leave a gaping hole in the Gunners attack, as the Gabon captain developed into their attacking talisman with 61 goals in 97 games since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund in January 2018.
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According to the Daily Mail, the London-based outfit has now identified Nigeria international Dennis as the ideal replacement for the prolific hitman, after being impressed his displays at the 2019/20 Jupiler Pro League champions.
Dennis rose to prominence this season after scoring a brace in the 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu and the English publication suggests they face competition from Sheffield United, Watford, Newcastle and Brighton.
Speaking to La Dernier Here Brugge manager Philippe Clement, who suggested that he may sign Percy Tau on a permanent deal in the off-season believes it's time for Dennis to develop at a bigger club.
"It is very likely Dennis will leave," Clement confirmed to the Belgian publication. "He can also count on a lot of interest. It is the time for him to take a new step."
Dennis known for his high-work rate and blistering pace scored nine goals in 33 games across all competitions this season.