Arsenal quoted £40m for Man United and Man City transfer target

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Arsenal will need to pay £40 million to sign Algeria playmaker Yacine Brahimi according to reports in Italy.

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The player has attracted interest from the likes of AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Manchester United [TalkSPORT], but the Gunners are believed to have made the player a priority ahead of the summer window.

Sky Italia [via TalkSPORT], have reported that FC Porto will require the Gunners to pay a fee of £40 million to sign the North African.

However, there is the chance that this fee could rise should the Portuguese giants be able to instigate a bidding raw between the various heavyweights interested in the midfielder.

Brahimi is under contract until 2019, and at 25, still has some of his best years ahead of him.

The Algeria international is a versatile attacking talent who can operate on either flank, as a Number 10 or as a striker. He possesses superb agility and balance and is a tantalising dribbler.

Brahimi impressed at Porto last term; scoring the goals that saw the Portuguese heavyweights into the Champions League group stage past LOSC Lille, and bagged seven goals in 28 league appearances this season.