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In the news today:
According to Footybunker, Arsenal are considering a move for Lyon full-back, Aly Cissokho. The French international, 23, signed for Lyon in the summer of 2009 from Porto, however this was after an agreed move to AC Milan collapsed due to a failed medical.
Cissokho won a league and cup double with the Portuguese giants before joining Lyon for €15m.
Similarly to the now departed Clichy, Cissokho is an attacking full-back capable of a gut bursting run from defence and complimenting a counter attack style. Additionally, Cissokho is notoriously a strong defender and would come with a glittering reputation for such a young age.
Cissokho in action for Lyon
At a cut price of just £7m, it could be a bargain for Arsenal, however rumours from the same source also suggest that the Gunners could be looking at José Enrique of Newcastle as an alternative.
The Spanish defender has had a solid campaign during Newcastle’s return to the Premiership following their relegation three seasons ago, and has also attracted interest from Liverpool.