Arsene Wenger instructs his side to complete a deal for Keita Balde Diao.
Arsenal look to be close to securing a signing to go through when the window reopens in January, with the Metro reporting that Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has instructed the club to push ahead and complete an £8 million move for Lazio striker Keita Balde Diao.
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The young centre forward, formerly of Barcelona, has been attracting the interest of Premier League rivals including Liverpool in recent weeks, but it would appear that it is the Gunners who are going to win the battle for his signature.
Fast and powerful, Keita has been impressive during his appearances for Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico so far this season, but the club seem willing to cash in on him as they continue to restructure financially.