ARSENAL want to re-sign Ismael Bennacer, reports suggest.
Bennacer is one of the main stars of reigning Italian champions AC Milan.
And he gave them one foot in the Champions League semi-final after rifling home the only goal of their 1-0 win over Napoli in the quarter-final.
However, his good form is now attracting interest, with Arsenal and Liverpool both interested in his services.
The reports from Italy, via Football 365, suggest Arsenal could even try to tempt Milan into a sale by offering Folarin Balogun in a swap deal.
Bennacer, 25, was on the books at Arsenal between 2015 and 2017.
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But he was never able to make a lasting impression, only making one appearance in the senior team.
From Arsenal the Algerian international went to Empoli.
And by 2019 he was picked up by AC Milan in a £14million deal.
Since joining the San Siro club, he has made 139 appearances.
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Bennacer did sign a new four-and-a-half-year deal at Milan only in January, and according to Transfermakrt, his market value now sits at £35m.
Arsenal are in the market for the midfielder, having been heavily linked with both Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.
A shock report earlier today also suggested Arsenal had made contact with Chelsea's N'Golo Kante.
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