Jankto agent confirms Arsenal interest

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The Udinese midfielder supported the Gunners as a boy, with his agent revealing his desire to play in the Premier League rather than elsewhere

Jakub Jankto's agent has confirmed that Arsenal 'like' the Udinese midfielder, but that there is also interest from Inter Milan and Juventus.

The Czech midfielder has been in Italy since signing for Udinese from Slavia Prague for €700,000 in 2014, but has now been linked with a number of Europe's leading clubs.

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Roma, PSG and Everton are among the other teams rumoured to be interested in signing the 21-year-old, who scored five goals and had four assists in 29 appearances last season. 

The midfielder's agent Beppe Riso admitted that Arsenal are among the interested parties and that, despite interest from other Serie A sides, Jankto would prefer to move to England.

“Arsenal like him, he’s a lover of English football, and he’s also liked by Juve, Inter and other teams,” Riso told Sportitalia.

“Still, he’s young, he’s 21 years old, he must be calm and he’s only thinking about Udinese.

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“After that, we’ll see. Do I see him more in the Premier League than other Leagues? Yes.”

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Jankto revealed in July that he supported Arsenal and Juventus as a child, and also praised Gunners defender Hector Bellerin, telling Gazzetta dello Sport that he impressed him most at the 2017 European Under-21 Championship.

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