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Arsenal Send Scouts To Watch AC Milan Midfielder In The Derby; Interested In Summer Move

Calhanoglu is a growing No. 10 but could be sold this summer to avoid him running down his contract.

(SP)ITALY-MILAN-FOOTBALL-SERIE A-INTER VS MILAN Photo by Cheng Tingting/Xinhua via Getty Images

Calcio Mercato are reporting that Arsenal have been scouting AC Milan's attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu for a while now. The Turkey international scored a banger in London in the Europa League a year ago and must have left an impression. The former Bayer Leverkusen man is valued at about 20 million euros and will only have a year left on his contract come the summer. Hakan was scouted during the derby against Inter Milan where Milan lost 4-2.

Milan could look to sell him and buy a replacement with a lower wage as they have done in the January transfer window quite successfully. Milan have been trimming the squad for a while now and Hakan could be next following the likes of Suso and Piatek. The midfielder has been an integral part of Stefano Pioli's plans in 2020 but could be sacrificed for a potential financial gain.