SHOOTING SARR Arsenal joined by Leicester in £25m transfer race for Rennes ace Ismaila Sarr
Mohammed traore|May. 14, 2019
LEICESTER have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to nab Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr for £25million in the summer.
The 21-year-old netted the crucial spot-kick in the penalty shootout that won his side the French Cup last month as the Red and Blacks beat Paris Saint-Germain.
Sarr - a regular for the Senegal national team - has caught the eye of a number of teams after chipping in with 12 goals and 11 assists in 48 games this season.
The Gunners reportedly held talks with Rennes in March over potentially signing the player , having impressed in both Europa League ties against the North Londoners.
Unai Emery is understood to be desperate to add a wide man to his squad in the upcoming transfer window as he looks to inject pace into his side.
But they face competition from the Foxes, with Brendan Rodgers looking to pip Arsenal in the quest to snare Sarr away from France.
A source close to Sarr revealed Leicester are the only English club to have made a firm approach for the player.
The insider told Senegalese media : "Leicester, Roma and AC Milan are the three clubs that have shown genuine interest in signing Ismaila.
"He has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Liverpool.
"But I have not heard any news from either of these two clubs."
Tied down at the French club until 2021, Sarr joined Rennes from Metz in 2017 for £15million.