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Player + money – Arsenal offer for Serie A star

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Arsenal have proposed a player plus cash deal to sign Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries.

Dumfries is currently flourishing at the World Cup with the Netherlands, having scored and set up two goals in their 3-1 win over the USA last week.

Now, according to Calciomercatoweb, Arsenal are showing an interest in signing Dumfries, and they’re willing to part ways with one of their player in order to secure the deal.

The report claims that Arsenal are looking to offer the player, Takehiro Tomiyasu in a player plus cash deal to bring Dumfries to the Premier League.

Arsenal have utilised Ben White predominantly at right-back this season. Despite his impressive form, Mikel Arteta may be looking for a more natural right-back in order to take his side to the next level.

Bringing White into his more favoured centre-back position in the long term could be the solution for Arsenal.

The report claims that Arsenal are willing to offer £34.5m plus Tomiyasu to sign Dumfries – you’d imagine Inter Milan may add a few million if his World Cup heroics continue.

The buccaneering right-back is once again attracting admiring glances for his performances on an international stage, having previously earned a move to Serie A giants Inter on the back of eye-catching outings at Euro 2020. Premier League heavyweights are said to have Dumfries in their sights, with Manchester United another of his reported suitors, but the 26-year-old is fully focused on a bid for major honours having helped to fire his country into the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Dumfries has told The Athletic when asked about Chelsea’s supposed interest in securing his services: “Of course it’s a compliment. But when you put the Nerazzurri shirt on that is also a big compliment. I’m focused on the national team and I play for a very, very beautiful club in Italy. I’m very proud that I can play for Inter so I am focused on nothing else but the national team and Inter.”

The highly-rated defender penned a long-term contract when moving to San Siro in the summer of 2021, with those terms set to take him through to the end of the 2024-25 season.

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