Arsenal are facing competition for FC Basel defender Fabian Schar.Manchester United have been linked with a double swoop for Schar and his team-mate Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah.

"He is happy at Basle, where there is a great atmosphere within the club,' said representative Dimitrios Papadopoulos.

"Arsenal? I can confirm we have had contact with English clubs who want to sign him.

"There is also interest from Italian and German clubs, but we have more contact from England."

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