Tuesday January 5 2016

Basel's Elneny misses training amid reports he is off to Arsenal

Mohamed Elneny  against Chelsea's Ramires

Mohamed Elneny  against Chelsea's Ramires 

By Agencies

Swiss side Basel have confirmed that midfielder Mohamed Elneny was absent from training today and, therefore, could be making a transfer in the coming days.

“There could be a transfer in the coming days," reads a statement on the Clubs website which suggest that a deal is imminent.

The Gunners will pay 5 million euros to Swiss champions Basel, in a fee that could rise to 7 million euros.

Elneny has reportedly already had his Arsenal medical, while Arsene Wenger even cracked a joke about the player after the 1-0 win over Newcastle.