Arsenal are allegedly one of several Premier League sides interested in Lens midfielder Cheick Doucoure.

The Londoners are planning a huge summer revamp in the summer after missing out on UEFA Champions League football. There are supposedly twelve names that Gunners manager Mikel Arteta has on his watchlist.

And the Mirror state one player they are tracking is Cheick who’s set to leave Les Sang et Or for the Prem in the transfer window.

The 22-year-old star’s been in stellar form for his team this season, registering four assists and one goal across 34 Ligue 1 matches and the Malian is now keen to try his hand in England where he is not short on interest.

Wolves, Brighton, Crystal Palace, and Everton are tracking him along with the Emirates Stadium outfit, the report adds.

Arsenal have a host of alternative players they can turn to if Cheick chooses to go somewhere else with Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans is one of them.


The Belgian is out of contract in June 2023, and Arteta’s told the Gunners to place a £25 million bid for the midfielder but the Foxes may play hardball and demand more than £40 million for their prized asset.