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Arsenal set to seal the deal for Anderlecht star Lokonga

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Arsenal are set to complete the deal to sign Anderlecht midfield star Albert Sambi Lokonga

Arsenal are preparing a second offer of around £17 million for Anderlecht ace Albert Sambi Lokonga after agreeing personal terms with the midfielder.

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Mikel Arteta is eager to strengthen his midfield this summer after the departure of Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, who have returned to Real Madrid after their respective loan spell.

 Granit Xhaka has agreed to join Roma and Arteta wants to use the money from his sale to bring  21-year-old Lokonga, who finished the season on high at Anderlecht

Arsenal’s first offer for the midfielder of around £13 million was rejected, but Belgian media Nieuwsblad claims the Gunners are preparing an upgraded offer of £14 million, plus £3 million in add-ons.

The report claims that Lokonga is interested in moving to the Emirates and has already agreed personal terms with the Gunners ahead of the proposed move to Emirates.

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However, Anderlecht is aware of the level of interest in Lokonga and feels they can get a fee close to £20 million for the midfielder.

Atalanta and Sevilla are both willing to battle Arsenal for his signature, though the Gunners do have the upper hand in that Lokonga would favour a move to London.

Arsenal are also interested in Brighton defender Ben White but the Seagulls turned down an initial bid worth around £40m.

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