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Report: Arsenal are now in pole position for 'one of Europe's top midfielders'

Arsenal are now leading the race to sign Youri Tielemans, according to DH Net.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with the Leicester midfielder in recent weeks.

And recent speculation suggests Arsenal are heading in the right direction regarding Tielemans’ signature.

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Last month, Fabrizio Romano claimed Arsenal had “opened direct contacts” for potentially signing Tielemans.

And last week, The Mirror claimed Arsenal are now convinced they can sign the Belgium international.

Now, this latest report from Belgian outlet DH Net claims that ‘Arsenal are in pole to land his services’.

Better still for the Emirates outfit, Tielemans reportedly wants to join the Gunners as well.

The 25-year-old’s Leicester contract runs out in the summer of 2023.

if Tielemans doesn’t pen a new deal, then the Foxes are likely to sell him over the coming weeks.

The alternative for them would be to lose a key asset for very little in January, or nothing next summer.

“You have to listen to other opportunities”

Tielemans, who Brendan Rodgers has deemed “one of Europe’s top midfielders”, has left the door open on a summer move.

The press asked him about his Leicester future at a press conference ahead of Belgium’s Nations League meeting with Poland.

“(Leaving) is not out of the question,” the Leicester Mercury quoted Tielemans as saying. “But I can also stay.

“I feel very good at Leicester, I was welcomed with open arms from day one. I give everything for the club until the last day.

“But of course you have to listen to other opportunities, you have to look at your career, and sometimes you have to make choices. Maybe one will come my way.”

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