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Arsenal in talks with football chief who brought Riquelme, Forlan to Europe

Former AS Monaco sporting director Antonio Cordon is in talks with Arsenal.

Arsenal were thought to be targeting Marseille sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta after the club missed out on hiring Monchi, who returned to Sevilla.

Unai Emery and co have now continued their hunt in recent weeks and have spoken to former Monaco sporting director Cordon, according to Cadena SER.

The Spaniard most notably signed Leicester loanee Youri Tielemans while at the Ligue 1 side, after he came through the ranks as a scout at Villarreal.

However, he quit just a year into this three-year contract with Monaco to take on a director role with a Chinese investment company.

But Cordon, who oversaw the signings and sales of Diego Forlan, Martin Caceres and Juan Roman Riquelme, is now reportedly considering the Gunners' offer.

He also has a connection with the North London club after he sold two former Arsenal players in Gabriel Paulista and Santi Cazorla while in charge of Villarreal.

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