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Agent claims Gunners talks

Last Updated: Thu, 09 Jan 2014 15:36
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The agent of Anderlecht's Cheikhou Kouyate says he has held talks with Arsenal over a potential January switch.

The big central defender has played 19 times for Anderlecht this season but they have, according to reports, agreed to allow him to move on and his agent claims both clubs are in talks to sign Kouyate.

Despite being born in Senegal, the 24-year-old has been granted a Belgium passport so there would be no problem regarding a work permit, and his agent Saffet Balkan says a move is close.

Balkan said: "I have been in talks with representatives from Liverpool and Arsenal over Cheikhou Kouyate.

"Arsenal are very interested in Kouyate. It's very likely that he'll be joining a Premier League club soon."

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