Arsenal eye Tariq Lamptey transfer with Mikel Arteta looking to Brighton's ex-Chelsea full-back to replace Bellerin

ARSENAL are reportedly considering a summer swoop for Brighton sensation Tariq Lamptey.

Fabrizio Romano claims he is an option to replace Hector Bellerin should the long-serving Gunner finally depart London.

Lamptey, 20, has been a smash hit on the south coast since his move from Chelsea last year.

The England U21 star has clocked up 19 appearances for Graham Potter’s side.

And Lamptey was rewarded for his fine form with a bumper new deal in January.

However, the speedster could yet be on his way out of the Amex this summer.

Bellerin, 25, has been strongly linked with a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

And there is also said to be interest from old side Barcelona.

Norwich’s Max Aarons is believed to be one option to replace Bellerin.

But Romano claims Lamptey is high on Mikel Arteta’s radar.


He told the Here We Go podcast: “For sure, next summer, something big can happen for Lamptey.

“Arsenal are looking at him as a possible option at right-back.

“Keep an eye on Arsenal because they are among the clubs interested in Lamptey.

“There is still nothing advanced, there is still nothing signed.

“Nothing is serious yet but they’re looking at him, he’s on the list.

“He’s considered an interesting player so Arsenal will decide the future in the coming months.

“They will plan in April or May, and not March, for next summer, but they are looking at players, interesting players, good opportunities.

“Lamptey for sure is on the list, not only for Arsenal, other clubs are interested.”

Arteta revealed today that the upcoming summer window would see "unprecedented" transfers at Arsenal – hinting at a major refresh of the team.

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