Arsenal will be required to pay at least £15.6m to Lille if they are to acquiring the services of Sofiane Boufal this summer.

The Gunners have kept an eye on the French winger, according to the Express, with the player dubbed the “next Eden Hazard”.

Rival Premier League sides such as Manchester United and Liverpool are also monitoring the 22-year-old, with a view to bringing him on board.

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Boufal, who also is linked with Serie A clubs Inter Milan and Juventus, has been impressive this year, netting 10 goals and assisting eight times since his move from Angers in January 2015.

The talented winger has a price tag of £15.6m and Lille sporting director Jean-Michel Vandamme says the player will not leave unless the asking price is met in the summer.

He also advised Italian clubs to start their negotiations for the 22-year-old now so that they won’t lose the battle against the English tycoons in the summer.

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Boufal costs at least €20m (£15.6m), that’s the minimum.

In January it was impossible for him to be sold. We’re not a club that sells in the winter window.

In June there’s a possibility that he may leave, though there are Premier League clubs after him too. I think the Italian clubs had better beat that competition by negotiating now.