Barcelona interested in Arsenal transfer target and star defender, says agent

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Speaking to reporters on Friday, the agent of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal target Aymen Abdennour has admitted that the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in his client.

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The Tunisia international has impressed for AS Monaco this season, helping the Club of the Principality to third-place in Ligue 1 over 18 appearances.

He also starred in the Champions League this season with a series of accomplished displays; Leonardo Jardim’s side topped their group after only conceding one goal, while Abdennour was influential as the Monegasques ousted Arsenal in the round of 16.

Those displays have attracted interest from North London, with Le 10 Sport reporting that the Gunners are keen to bring the stopper to the Premier League. However, according to the Metro, Arsene Wenger may well face competition from fierce rivals Spurs, who are also interested on the 25-year-old.

The EPL duo may also need to see off a transfer challenge from numerous major clubs, with the player’s agent listing some of the sides believed to be interested in the centre-back.

“There are clubs like Valencia, Newcastle, Tottenham, Inter Milan and Wolfsburg who are calling,” he began, as reported by Foot Mercato.

“Yes, we have received propositions on the part of these clubs,” he revealed,” Bayern Munich also have a major interest in him.

“Even the great Barcelona have cast an eye over Abdennour,” he continued, “and even Juventus have an enormous interest in a player like him. Actually, other Italian clubs are already pushing for him.

“A central defender like that, you can’t find them on trees!”

The representative also acknowledged that French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the no-nonsense defender, but that no decision had been forthcoming.

“Paris are interested in him,” he concluded, “but they are limited by financial fair-play.

“They need to know who will go and who will stay. He [Abdennour] remains in their plans.”