Arsenal leading chase for Nani

Arsenal have emerged as the front runners to secure the signing of Manchester United winger Nani, according to the Metro.

The Portuguese winger is almost certain to leave Old Trafford this summer after a frustrating campaign, where he made just seven starts in the Premier League.

Turkish champions Galatasaray were planning a bid, but have refused to meet the 26 year olds £8.5million valuation.

Juventus and Monaco are also said to be interested in the player who has one year remaining on his contract with the Premier League champions, though reports suggest that the Emirates is his most likely destination.

Meanwhile, the club have a fight on their hands to keep defender Laurent Koscielny, who is wanted by both Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

The France international made 25 league appearances last season, forming a solid central defensive partnership with Per Mertesacker in the second half of the campaign.

The 27 year old, who joined from Lorient three years ago, has four years remaining on his current deal.

Finally, Arsenal have announced Sir Chips Keswick as the successor to Peter Hill-Wood as the clubs chairman.

Hill-Wood, who had been in the role since 1982, stood down for health reasons having suffered a heart attack last year.

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