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Arsenal and Manchester City to battle for Serie A defender

Michael Kayode has earned big name for himself in Serie A this season

Arsenal and Manchester City, two of the Premier League's top clubs, are reportedly set to compete for the signature of Fiorentina defender Michael Kayode. The transfer window reopening in summer is expected to see a flurry of activity, with Kayode being one of the most sought-after players.

Kayode has risen through the ranks at Stadio Artemio Franchi, becoming a first-team regular. At just 19 years old, this right-back has already made significant contributions to his team. He has scored a goal and provided three assists in 26 games across competitions this season alone, starting 22 times.

Despite being contracted with Fiorentina until 2028, there is no shortage of interest in his services from Premier League clubs. Reports suggest that both Arsenal (the Gunners) and Manchester City (City) are keen on acquiring him.

Fiorentina has reportedly set the price tag at £15 million

The 'bidding war' for Kayode is set to start at £15 million as per reports. Both Arsenal and Manchester City are looking for full-back reinforcements this summer which makes Kayode an attractive prospect for them.

Joao Cancelo's future at Etihad seems uncertain as he is currently on loan at Barcelona and likely to leave permanently by season end. Similarly, Cedric Soares' future at Emirates also appears doubtful according to reports.

Kayode may also opt to set for one more season

However, considering his young age and relative lack of experience in top-flight football leagues like Premier League or La Liga; it's unlikely that he will be starting immediately if he moves either club.

At Arsenal, he would be expected to play behind Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ben White while Kyle Walker would likely remain ahead of him should he move to Manchester City squad instead.

This summer's transfer window promises to be an exciting one for sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike. With players like Kayode on the move, there will be plenty of action both on and off the pitch.

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