Arsenal raise offer to €19m for star Serie A right-back

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Arsenal have reportedly raised their offer for Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj to €19m as interest continues to grow in the Albanian international.

Having enjoyed a stellar campaign with the Partenopei last season, Hysaj has continued to impress at Euro 2016 with Albania hoping to secure a place in the last-16 of the tournament this week.

In turn, his good form hasn’t gone unnoticed and after speculation linked the Gunners with a move in recent days, LeSport10 have now claimed that they have raised their bid from €15m to €19m.

Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Monaco and Atletico Madrid are all said to be interested, but it remains to be seen whether or not any of them can prise the 22-year-old away.

Hysaj initially impressed under Maurizio Sarri at Empoli and followed the Italian tactician to Napoli last year, and it’s clear that his coach rates him highly and will be keen to keep hold of him.

Coupled with the fact that Napoli will be expected to compete for the Serie A title next season as they also return to the Champions League, it promises to be an important year for the player and the club.

Nevertheless, with speculation earlier this month that Barcelona were perhaps considering a move for Hector Bellerin, given Dani Alves will move on this summer, it has alerted Arsenal into possibly looking for an alternative.

It’s unlikely that they’ll allow the Spaniard to leave though, in which case Arsene Wenger is merely looking to add depth and quality to his squad, with Hysaj showing versatility in the past by playing on the left flank too.

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