Arsenal have already made contact with £77million Martin Odegaard transfer alternative

Arsenal have already made contact with Real Betis over Nabil Fekir.

That’s according to fresh reports in Spain with Fekir tipped to move on from the La Liga club after just two years this summer.

Reports this week linked the Gunners with a move, Mikel Arteta‘s men reportedly in ‘pole position’ to land the 27-year-old.

And according to fresh reports from Spanish outlet Cope, the Gunners have already made contact with Betis over a potential transfer this summer.

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After it was claimed Barcelona were interested in a move, Cope reported that the Catalan club have not made any contact with their La Liga rivals and that only the Gunners have expressed an interest with the player’s representatives.

Fekir joined Betis in 2019 from Lyon on a deal worth just shy of £18million after his deal with Liverpool fell through.

The attacking midfielder is under contract at the Benito Villamarin until 2023 and it’s reported he has a release clause worth as much as £77million.

But with Martin Odegaard potentially out of reach, Fekir is being discussed as a potential alternative to the Real Madrid star.

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Odegaard has impressed since joining Arsenal on loan until the end of the season but Real Madrid want him back and reporting for duty ahead of next season.

The Norwegian also has a release clause worth around £301million, so Arsenal stand little hope of signing the midfielder unless Odegaard himself can convince his parent club to sell.

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