ARSENAL are reportedly eyeing up a swoop to sign Southampton winger Mohamed Elyounoussi following his impressive start to the campaign.
The 27-year-old made the move to St Mary’s in 2018 from Basel in a deal worth up to £18million, but struggled to settle in the south coast.
Southampton winger Mohamed Elyounoussi is a reported target for Arsenal and Leicester[/caption]
He was subsequently shipped off on loan to Celtic for the previous two seasons, with his first year in Scotland seeing him win the domestic treble.
A fine second term north of the border saw the ex-Molde ace bang in 17 goals in all competitions.
His form convinced Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl to give him another chance, with Elyounoussi thriving under the Austrian gaffer.
In seven Southampton appearances this season he has chipped in with four goals and two assists, while also scoring three times for Norway.
And according to Daily Record, his dazzling displays haven’t gone unnoticed with two Premier League clubs keeping tabs on the forward.
They state that Leicester are rivalling the Gunners in a possible deal to prise Elyounoussi away from Southampton.
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It has been stated how the player is seen as an attractive option as he could be sold in a cut-price deal.
His contract runs out in 2023 and it remains to be seen whether Elyounoussi will extend his stay with the Saints.
Arsenal could be considered as favourites to land him ahead of the Foxes with Elyounoussi an international team-mate of playmaker Martin Odegaard.
Speaking last month, the 2017 Swiss Super League champion revealed it was his ‘dream’ to return to Southampton from Celtic.
He told the Daily Echo: “I have to be honest, that was my dream, to come back and to prove everyone wrong.
“But at the same time, I had other offers. I had other opportunities to go and play week in, week out.
“That was also in my mind if it doesn’t work.
“But after the two first games when I sat on the bench, I felt determined to come back, as soon as I get the opportunity I will show him that I deserve to play.
“So I’m really happy that he put the trust in me and that I can pay him back for that.”