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Arsenal target summer move for Parma striker

Talksport have run a feature on young Parma striker Ishak Belfodil, who they claim is a summer target for Arsenal and other top European clubs.

The young Frenchman has impressed in Serie A this season with seven league goals, and there was supposedly some interest from Arsene Wenger in January, though a move never materialised.

The article goes into detail about Belfodil’s life and career to date, although it doesn’t really say where the original link came from. It’s hard to tell if the interest from Arsenal is particularly strong – or even real at all – or if this is just a focus on an up and coming talent, labelled a target for Arsenal and Juventus to attract more interest.

They have a quote from Parma’s president Tommaso Ghiradi, but even that doesn’t specifically mention the player in question.

“We decided that we wouldn’t sell any of our best players in Jauary. We’re delighted with the offers we received, but we never thought of selling. Sales in June? We’ll think about that, but there’s plenty of time.”

I don’t see too much reason to think there’s anything in this. We’ll see if it comes up again.

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