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Arsenal stepping up talks for Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez

Arsenal are stepping up talks for Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez.

La Razon says Arsenal will soon be stepping up their efforts to secure the services of Rodriguez.

The Gunners are believed to be planning to begin negotiations with Betis over a move this summer in the coming days.

Rodriguez has a release clause included in his contract for £69million - which could prove a problem for Mikel Arteta's side.

However, the Premier League club are due to start their bidding at around £25.7m and hope to entice Betis into business.

Arsenal are looking to recruit at least one new midfielder over the summer as Arteta plots his rebuild.

Dani Ceballos is not returning to the Emirates from Real Madrid while Granit Xhaka looks set to depart to Roma.

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