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Arsenal join race for Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla

Arsenal have joined the race for Hellas Verona defender Marash Kumbulla.

The well-connected FCInterNews says Arsenal are targeting young centre-back Kumbulla, who has been compared to Italy and Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini.

But they face competition from Inter Milan, RB Leipzig and Everton for the 20-year-old, who plays for Hellas Verona.

With most leagues across Europe still both suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is unclear when the transfer window will open this summer.

But the two Premier League clubs, plus Inter and Leipzig, have made all enquiries about Albania international Kumbulla, according to FC Inter News.

Verona want 30million euros (£27m) for the centre-back, who can also play as a defensive midfielder and has made 18 appearances in Serie A this season for the eighth-placed side.

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