Arsenal making progress in Leandro Trossard negotiations with Brighton

Arsenal have made progress in their negotiations with Brighton and Hove Albion for Leandro Trossard, with confidence among the parties that a £20m deal will be done. The

Premier League leaders are actively looking for attacking reinforcements to deepen their title challenge having missed out on Mikhailo Mudryk, and Brighton are keen to sell due to

manager Roberto De Zerbi no longer wishing to use the forward. Trossard's current contract runs out in the summer, albeit with an option to extend, which is why his price is

relatively low for a recently turned 28-year-old with proven Premier League experience. His representatives have been pushing for a deal all window and, while there is

interest from a series of clubs, Arsenal represent by far the best option. Trossard is naturally keen on the move and pushing for it, with that aided by a good relationship

between the clubs. The Belgian international had been on fine form this season with seven goals in 16 games, before a breakdown in his relationship with De

Zerbi. "Recently, he didn’t give 100 per cent in training and on matchday, that’s it on my side," the Brighton manager said. "Football deserves respect. I don’t have to

apologise for anything. Maybe his agent fancies selling him for a lower transfer fee… surely, Trossard didn’t tell me the truth." From news to politics, travel to sport,

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