Young Gunner pursued by Monaco

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Monaco are keen on securing a deal to sign young Arsenal striker Tyreece John-Jules in the summer, according to reports.

Monaco are keen on securing a deal to sign young Arsenal striker Tyreece John-Jules in the summer, according to reports.

The Ligue 1 club are hoping to rebuild their squad after a dismal 2018-19 campaign which sees them currently 16th in the table, with relegation looking just about avoided thanks to goal difference from 18th place Caen.

Monaco have had to deal with a number of their best players being sold in recent years – most notably Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid and Bernardo Silva being allowed to join Manchester City.

Now, Leonardo Jardim’s side are keen to add more youngsters to their ranks, and have identified John-Jules as a player with potential.

The 18-year-old has never played for Arsenal’s first team, although he has been involved in first-team squads in the Europa League.

He has played 30 times at under-23 and under-18 level combined this season, netting 16 goals while also grabbing a further nine assists A move would see him become the latest in a string of English young players to test themselves abroad, with Gunners team-mates Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith-Rowe both going to the Bundesliga on loan this season with Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig respectively.

John-Jules has just a year left on his current deal so may be reluctantly let go if he does not pen a new deal, which will tempt Monaco to coax him to the club for a lesser fee.

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