Arsenal fighting with Crystal Palace in Cheick Doucoure transfer race as Patrick Vieira battles old club for Lens ace

ARSENAL reportedly face a combat with membership legend Patrick Vieira to signal Lens star Cheick Doucoure.

The 22-year-old has been in advantageous type within the French facet’s midfield this time period season, offering 4 assists and one aim in his 34 Ligue 1 appearances.

GettyPatrick Vieira is able to combat Arsenal to attempt to signal Lens star Cheick Doucoure[/caption]

Now the Mali worldwide allegedly desires a brand new problem in England – and he’s not wanting curiosity.

We reported beforehand how Arsenal have been plotting a swoop for Doucoure.

The Gunners are planning an enormous summer time revamp this summer time after missing out on Champions League football.

Boss Mikel Arteta is determined for reinforcements and needs so as to add the star to his midfield.


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Nonetheless, The Telegraph declare that ex-Gunners captain Vieira has made Doucoure ‘his summer transfer window priority’ as he appears to proceed bettering Crystal Palace.

The Frenchman, who spent 9 years enjoying at Arsenal, desires to construct on his spectacular first season in cost at Selhurst Park with one other statute addition.

He has recognized Doucoure for a number of years since his time in control of Good.

And Vieira believes that the participant would don’t have any hassle adapting to the Premier League.


The star headed to Lens’ academy from Actual Bamako in his homeland again in 2018.

He burst into their first-team throughout the promotion-winning 2019/20 marketing campaign. 

And Doucoure has gone on to shine since in Ligue 1 over the previous two seasons.

SunSport exclusively revealed that Palace got here near securing his providers for £15million in April however the switch by no means materialised.

Now the Eagles appear sure to make one other transfer to attempt to beat the Gunners to his signature.