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Udinese put £22m price tab on Arsenal and Everton target

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Italian club have put a £22 million price tab on midfielder Jakub Jankto who is attracting interest from both Arsenal and Everton.

The 21-year old Czech international has attracted widespread interest with his displays in Serie A this season and both Juventus and Inter Milan are said to be tracking his progress with interest. However, according to Gazetta dello Sporto, the player would prefer to move overseas with the Premier League his favoured destination.

Arsenal are looking to strengthen their midfield, amidst reports that Santi Cazorla has suffered yet another set-back as he tries to recover from a long-term injury, whilst new Everton boss Sam Allardyce wants more back-up in a key area of the pitch.

Jankto moved to Italy from Slavia Prague in a £700,000 deal in 2014 but was immediately sent on loan to second division Ascoli, before being recalled to Udinese last season. Since then he has become one of their key players and has scored 5 goals in 13 appearances for the club this season.


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