Major boost for Newcastle United keeping Alexander Isak as Arsenal transfer stance revealed

Newcastle United talisman Alexander IsakNewcastle United talisman Alexander Isak
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Arsenal have been linked with a big-money move for Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak

Arsenal are set to move on from Alexander Isak and make Ajax striker Brian Brobbey their No.1 transfer target, according to reports.

Newcastle United have maintained a hardball stance over the Swede, who arrived from Real Sociedad for a club-record £63million less than two years ago. Toon chiefs are understood to be hellbent on keeping their 25-goal striker at St James’ Park. 

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Isak has four years remaining on his current contract and outlined his desire to stay at Newcastle earlier this year. He said: “Of course, I want to be here in the future. I came here for the project. 

“I absolutely love playing here, I really feel at home. I want to finish this season in a good way for me and the team."

It is no secret that Arsenal are chasing a striker as the final piece of the jigsaw for the Premier League title. Football Insider claim Isak’s hefty price tag has repelled interest from the Gunners and they will turn their attention elsewhere.

Brobbey, a player previously linked with Newcastle, is a reported target for several Premier League clubs. Arsenal and Manchester United were rumoured to be keeping tabs on his situation.

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The Gunners know they can sign the 22-year-old for a fraction of Isak’s asking price. Despite Ajax's underwhelming season, Brobbey netted 18 league games to trigger interest across Europe.

He name-checked Arsenal when grilled about his Eredivisie future earlier this year. Brobbey said: “Arsenal, I think that is a very nice club. If you look at that stadium... A very nice club, but that also applies to Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid. 

“I have a contract until 2027. At the moment I am just with Ajax. But I'm not finished at Ajax yet, I want to show something here first."

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