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Arsenal ready to cash in on previously ‘untouchable’ star as Mikel Arteta ‘plots transfer raid’ on Ajax

ARSENAL could cash in on Jakub Kiwior this summer with reports that top European clubs are interested in the defender.

Kiwior has struggled to nail down a starting position for the Gunners since he arrived from Spezia last January for around £21m.

Arsenal could cash in on Jakub Kiwior this summer

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Arsenal could cash in on Jakub Kiwior this summerCredit: Getty

Despite his irregular game time, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal reportedly labelled Kiwior as “untouchable” when AC Milan and Roma were interested in taking the 23-year-old on loan last month.

However that may have changed with Football London claiming that Juventus are now sniffing around the centre-back.

AC Milan are still said to remain keen on Kiwior while Napoli are also monitoring the Polish international.

Arteta rarely chooses Kiwor in his favoured position of central defence with Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba both preferred over him.

The Pole has played the majority of his games this season at left-back instead and cashing in on him could mean Arsenal are able to bring in a new man on the left side.

The north London club are reportedly eyeing a move for Ajax youngster Jorrel Hato.

The 17-year-old Dutchman can also play at both centre-back and left-back and despite his young age has already made his debut for the Netherlands national team.

Arsenal had been exploring a deal for the teen in January, but won’t be able to sign him until he turns 18 due to post-Brexit regulations.

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The Premier League side have already signed a versatile defender from Ajax this season with Jurrien Timber arriving in the summer.

But Timber has been out of action after picking up an ACL injury in the first game of the season.

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Ajax are said to be keen to extend Hato’s contract – which currently has just 18 months remaining – when he turns 18-years-old.

Should they secure the rising star to a long-term deal is could reportedly hamper Arsenal’s chances of completing the signing with his value likely to rise significantly as a result.

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Arsenal are eyeing a move for Ajax youngster Jorrel Hato

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Arsenal are eyeing a move for Ajax youngster Jorrel HatoCredit: Getty

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