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Exclusive: Arsenal Close In On £60m Trio as Wenger Ditches French TV Duties to Hold Transfer Talks

Emirates Stadium boss scales back on TV commitments to seal transfer deals.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is to scale back on his French TV commitments so as to hold talks with three potential signings he will look to secure in the coming days.

CaughtOffside understands that Wenger will reduce his work with TV stated TF1 in a bid to win the race to sign three talents who have been in action at the World Cup finals.

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Wenger will step-up efforts to sign Italian international Mario Balotelli and Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier before the pair fly home from Brazil following their respective exits from the competition.

Arsenal are ready to meet AC Milan’s £25m valuation of Balotelli and shirt manufacturers Puma will offer financial assistance as they push to bring in the 23 year old to front their kit-launch early next month.

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The former Man City man will be brought in to strengthen the Arsenal attack and his arrival could signal a loan move away for youngster Yaya Sanogo.

Arsene Wenger will push on with efforts to bring in Toulouse youngster Aurier and Arsenal are confident their £12m bid will be accepted by the Ligue 1 side but may look to sweeten the deal by offering utility man Francis Coquelin either on a loan deal or on a permanent basis.

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Arsenal are also looking to sign Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado but will look to negotiate with Fiorentina, with the Serie A side demanding as much as £30m for the 26 year old.

The Premier League side are ready to offer up to £23m for the former Udinese man and will hope that the Florence based club’s inability to secure a Champions League berth for the coming season leads to the Italian club being forced into considering such an offer in order to balance their books.

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