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Arsenal Line-Up January Bid for £10.5m Barcelona Attacker Cristian Tello

Emirates Stadium side target Nou Camp starlet.

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Arsenal’s lengthy search for striking reinforcements will reportedly take them to the Nou Camp with Arsene Wenger targeting youngster Cristian Tello according to Sports Direct News.

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Wenger had been strongly linked with an interest in Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata but may feel that 22 year old Barca starlet Tello is a more adaptable option to consider, with the speedy attacker able to play in a wide role as well as up front in an orthodox striking role.

With Theo Walcott out for six months with an ankle injury and back-up forward Nicklas Bendtner also on the sidelines there is real need to bring in a striking option this month and Tello may well be a player Barcelona could consider offers for given that he is low down on Gerardo Martino’s pecking order.

Tello has started just two La Liga fixtures this season though did have a more prominent role under Pep Guardiola but the arrival of Neymar and the resurgence of Alexis Sanchez has resulted in a limited role for the youngster.

This source claims it would take a bid in the region of £10.5m to land Tello, who has scored 16 goals in 71 appearances for Barcelona.

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