Agent admits Arsenal eyeing Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyaté

Arsenal and Liverpool are tracking Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyaté.
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Arsenal and Liverpool are tracking Anderlecht defender Cheikhou Kouyaté.

The Daily Star says Kouyaté's agent, Saffet Balkan, said in the January window that Liverpool and Arsenal were interested but nothing materialised at the time.

And now, Balkan has reiterated his claim the Gunners are interested and said Galatasaray and CSKA also want his man.

Balkan said: "Valencia made a bid for Cheikou in January however, Anderlecht rejected the offer.

"Galatasaray have been keeping close tabs on him. Arsenal as well as CSKA have also been tracking Cheikou and have made enquiries.

"Cheikou recently played for Senegal against Ivory Coast, Didier Drogba congratulated his performance after the game and Galatasaray scouts were present," Balkan told Turkish-football.com.

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