Ajax star Mohammed Kudus would prefer to join Arsenal than Chelsea in this summer transfer window.

That is according to a report from FootballTransfers.

The transfer speculation has been hotting up in recent weeks regarding the future of Mohammed Kudus, who’s a talented attacking midfielder for Dutch giants Ajax.

In fact, The Independent claimed this week that Chelsea are currently leading Arsenal in the race to sign £40million-rated Kudus.

Now, there’s an interesting twist involving the 22-year-old playmaker.

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FootballTransfers has explained that Kudus would be open to the idea of joining Chelsea or Arsenal, but his strong preference would be the Emirates Stadium to play Champions League football next season.

It is understood that the Ghana international is really trying to secure a move away from Ajax in this window.

The report adds that Arsenal won’t ramp up their interest in Kudus until they sell some players first.

Therefore, can Chelsea pounce and rush this deal through?

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Described as “exceptional” by John Heitinga (VoetbalPrimeur), Kudus is definitely the type of profile who could turn out to be a bargain at £40million.

The left-footed trickster is worth his weight in gold due to his versatility to play as a No 8, No 10 or on the wing.

There should be some hesitation when signing the very best from the Eredivisie league, which we’ve seen doesn’t always guarantee roaring success in the Premier League.

However, Kudus has the feel of someone that could suit the pace and physicality of the Premier League.

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