Arsenal planning to hijack Leicester City and West Ham’s £9m striker deal

Toulouse’s French forward Wissam Ben Yedder celebrates after scoring a goal….

The 2016 summer transfer window is now open for business, so Arsenal Banter will bring you all the latest Arsenal transfer rumours and gossip in and around the globe.

Arsenal are reportedly in for Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder, according to one of the Canals +’s African football experts, according to report from Get French Football News.

The former France Under-21 forward netted 23 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for the French side last season, including 17  goals in Ligue 1.

However, Toulouse are submissive to losing Ben Yedder this summer, with this contract set to due in 2017, and the club president Olivier Sadran is said to want £9 million with bonuses for his side’s prized asset.

The Gunners path to the former beach footballer is far ahead, however, with Sevillas also strongly linked, having reportedly put Ben Yedder’s signing on the back-burner earlier this summer.

Moreover, the Premier League guarding champions Leicester City and West Ham United has also been linked with moves for the soon to be 26-year-old, who is of Tunisian descent.

However, our capture of the Frenchman, who can also operate out wide or as a number 10, would go some way to making up for our failure.