The genius Arsenal and Wolves transfer swap deal that would supercharge both sides this summer

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Wolves are understood to be interested in signing an Arsenal striker

Another week, another report linking Eddie Nketiah with a move away from Arsenal in the summer transfer window. According to TEAMtalk, the striker has been informed that he is 'free to find a new club' at the end of the season, with Mikel Arteta seemingly hellbent on reinforcing the point of his attack in the coming months.

Nketiah hasn't started a Premier League game for the Gunners since November, and has just five goals in 24 top flight outings this term. Instead, where possible, Arteta has preferred Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus, or the slightly unorthodox Kai Havertz in an advanced central role.

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And it is understood that Nketiah's opportunities at the Emirates will only diminish further if and when Arsenal get around to bringing in the high profile number nine they so desperately yearn for. Ivan Toney has been frequently linked in recent times, but the Brentford talisman is far from the only name on the Gunners' apparent wish list. As such, Nketiah is expected to leave his boyhood club sooner rather than later, and chief among the 24-year-old's suitors are fellow Premier League outfit Wolves.

Gary O’Neil's side are enjoying a fine campaign, and are still very much in the hunt for European qualification as we enter the final decisive throes of the Premier League season. In an effort to cement their position in the top half of the table, it is claimed that Wanderers will look to bring in competition for current attacking options Matheus Cunha and Hwang Hee-chan this summer, and Nketiah has emerged as a potential target. The likes of Fulham, Brentford, and Crystal Palace are also said to harbour an interest in the Arsenal star.

But it may well be Wolves who hold the advantage in any race for his signature, not just because of their superior league position, but also because they happen to boast an asset who the Gunners themselves are hugely keen on.

Pedro Neto has been linked with a prospective move to the Emirates for some time now. The Portuguese winger is widely expected to depart Molineux in the coming months, and has repeatedly been touted as an Arsenal target in several recent transfer windows. The 24-year-old is likely to miss the remainder of the season due to injury, but had continued to impress immensely prior to that setback, and is expected to fetch around £60 million if and when he is sold.

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For Arsenal, eager to bring in reinforcements who can offer strength and depth in wide areas, that would represent a significant outlay, and not least because they will almost certainly be hoping to dedicate a large chunk of their transfer budget to that aforementioned centre forward pursuit. But perhaps there is a way that they can heavily reduce any potential fee for Neto.

As recently as December, it was reported that the Gunners would demand around £50 million for the sale of Nketiah. Maybe that figure is a touch optimistic, but even if they were to decide upon a fraction of that valuation, they could still whittle away a hefty part of Neto's price tag if they can somehow engineer a swap deal with Wolves.

It would be an agreement that suits both clubs and their respective ambitions perfectly well, saving them money and delivering to them players who they are evidently interested in signing. Whether it actually happens, however, remains to be seen.

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