Arsenal transfer chief Edu 'already held talks' with Hungarian wonderkid Dominik Szoboszlai to partner Thomas Partey

ARSENAL have reportedly 'already held talks' with transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai.

The RB Salzburg star has caught the eye after a brilliant breakthrough season where he helped his side into the Champions League.

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The Gunners were linked with a bid for 20-year-old central midfielder over the summer.

But the Hungary international instead pledged his loyalty to RB Salzburg.

However things could all change come January.

According to Sportwitness the player's agent Matyas Esterhazy'talks with Arsenal and who knows who’.

And clubs will be delighted to learn that Szoboszlai has a release clause of just £22.5million.

Chelsea were also linked with Szoboszlai, and there is believed to be interest from Italy too.

And reports last month claimed Arsenal were ready to resurrect their interest after missing out on Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.

It’s now being reported that Szoboszlai’s agent, Esterhazy, confirmed Arsenal’s interest ‘in the hallway’ while part of a business panel discussion at the offices of the Hungarian edition of Forbes magazine.

After being asked about Szoboszlai’s situation, Esterhazy apparently replied: “Arsenal’s interest is real.”

The talented Hungarian has scored five goals in 13 games in all competitions so far this season for his club.

Aouar is still believed to be on the shortlist however, and judging by Arsena's woeful showing in the 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa, additions are still very much needed.

Gunners legend Ian Wright has urged boss Mikel Arteta to sign another central midfielder to partner summer signing Thomas Partey.

The Ghanaian is currently an injury doubt after coming off at half-time during the Villa disaster with a thigh issue.

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