Renato Sanches gives Arsenal transfer boost as he is 'ready' for move

Lille star Renato Sanches gives Arsenal the green light ahead of January window as he insists he is ‘ready’ for a move but the Gunners face a battle with ‘historic and classy’ AC Milan as the midfielder admits he likes the Serie A side 

  • Renato Sanches revealed he has spoken with his agent about potential offers
  • The midfielder’s contract expires in the summer and Lille could consider selling
  • Arsenal reportedly made their interest known to the club and his representatives
  • But AC Milan are said to have submitted an undisclosed offer for the 24-year-old

Lille midfielder Renato Sanches has given Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta the green light ahead of the January transfer window.

The Portugal international has endured a rollercoaster career winning two Bundesliga titles at Bayern Munich, before flopping at Swansea City.

The 24-year-old has rediscovered his top-flight form, returning to glory in Ligue 1 with Lille last season. 

But Sanches has admitted he is ready to move away from the French side in favour of Europe’s elite. 

Renato Sanches has insisted he is ‘ready’ for a move away from Lille ahead of January

Arsenal are reportedly interested in the former Bayern man, with Mikel Arteta keen to bolster his midfield.

Sanches acknowledged the Gunners’ interest, revealing he had spoken with his agent about a potential offer.

‘Milan and Arsenal are maybe interested, I spoke with my agent about it but I can’t say any more,’ he told L’Equipe, via Get french Football News. ‘I just know I’m ready.

The midfielder revealed he has spoken with his agent about potential offers amid interest

‘If the offer arrives I’ll evaluate it. Milan are a great club – historic, classy. I really like them.’ 

But Arsenal face a battle with AC Milan for the Portuguese midfielder’s signature, as the Serie A side have reportedly submitted an undisclosed offer for the Portugal international, according to a report in France last month.

Sanches impressed in 29 appearances for the French side last season and the Gunners have reportedly made their interest in Sanches known to his representatives, while Lille’s hierarchy are also said to be aware.

The midfielder (centre) impressed in 29 appearances during Lille’s title-winning season 

His contract expires next summer and the Ligue 1 club are reportedly considering cashing in on their prized asset during the winter transfer window, if they receive a sufficient offer.

Arteta currently has Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Mohamed Elneny at his disposal to fuel his engine room.

But the Gunners boss could look to bolster his ranks in January as Granit Xhaka has been ruled out until the New Year with a knee injury, while Partey and Elneny will be missing as they head to the African Cup of Nations.  

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