Arsenal close to deal for Guingamp midfielder Gilbert Imbula

French midfielder Gilbert Imbula is target for Arsenal.

French midfielder Gilbert Imbula is target for Arsenal.

The Daily Mail says the 20-year-old has starred for French Ligue 2 side Guingamp in recent seasons and holds the record as the youngest player to play in the division, at 17 years, one month and four days.

Chelsea had looked favourites to sign the defensive midfielder.

Lyon have also made enquiries but the club sense a greater profit in England for a player valued at £8m.

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