Ismaila Sarr: Watford interested in Rennes winger as Arsenal monitor deal

CAIRO, EGYPT - JUNE 23: ISMAILA SARR of Senegal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group C match between Senegal and Tanzania at 30th June Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Visionhaus)
Image: Watford remain interested in Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr

Watford remain interested in Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr but would have to break their club transfer record to sign him, Sky Sports News understands.

The 21-year-old is likely to cost £35m and it is understood that Roma are in advanced talks to sign him.

One source claims Arsenal will also be interested in signing him if they cannot complete a deal for Wilfried Zaha.

Ismaila Sarr
Image: Sarr joined Rennes from Metz in 2017

Sky Sports News understands that Arsenal have launched a £40m bid for the Crystal Palace forward.

Sarr, who scored as Senegal secured their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over Kenya on Monday, joined Rennes from Metz in 2017.

He made 39 appearances for the Ligue 1 side last season, scoring 12 goals.

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