Arsenal weighing up swap transfer for Galatasaray star Sacha Boey but face competition from Premier League rivals | The Sun

ARSENAL are weighing up a swap transfer for Galatasaray star Sacha Boey but face competition from a Premier League rival.

The French full-back has emerged as a target for the Gunners this summer after an impressive season in Turkey.

Mikel Arteta is reportedly keen to strengthen his options at right-back in order to provide support for Ben White.

White played in all 38 of Arsenal's league matches during the 2022/23 season as fellow right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu dealt with multiple injury issues.

Boey is understood to have been valued at £22million by Galatasaray, with Arsenal's opening bid thought to be below this value.

However, the Gunners could now land their man for a lower fee by including a player in the deal.


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According to journalist Resat Can Ozbudak, via Football London, Nuno Tavares could be included as part of the deal.

The report adds that Tavares' representatives have met with Galatasaray over a potential transfer.

Tavares spent last season on loan at Marseille after joining Arsenal in 2021.

His future is not set to be decided until after the Under-21 European Championships in Romania and Georgia.

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Boey will also appear at the tournament after being called up by France's under-21 side for the first time.

Arsenal are not the only side after the 22-year-old, though, with Brighton & Hove Albion also making a bid for Boey.

Turkish outlet 343 Digital reported last month that Brighton had submitted a £16million bid, said to be more than Arsenal's opening offer.

Boey made 33 appearances for Galatasaray last season as he helped his side win their first league title since 2019.

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