Arsenal ‘in talks with Fulham to ship out defender Cedric Soares in loan transfer’ but Cottagers want permanent deal

CED AND DONE ARSENAL defender Cedric Soares is in talks over a loan switch to Fulham, according to reports.

The 31-year-old is out of favour at the Emirates and has been linked with a move across London.

Cedric Soares has made just four appearances this season
Ben White has overtaken him in the pecking order and Cedric has been limited to just four appearances in all competitions this season.

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Takehiro Tomiyasu is also above him in the right-back ranks.

As a result, the Portugal international has made only one start, the Carabao Cup defeat to Brighton.

And his most recent came as a late substitute in the victory at Wolves before the World Cup.

Therefore, the ex-Southampton man is hoping to leave the club before the end of the month.

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And Football.London claim that he’s moved a step closer to joining Fulham with talks now underway.

But the report states that Mikel Arteta is hesitant about letting him leave with the Arsenal boss viewing him as a key player in the squad despite his lack of game-time.

Cedric’s Emirates contract has 18 months left with his deal expiring in the summer of 2024

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Meanwhile, Fulham are in desperate need of depth at right-back.

That’s because Kevin Mbabu hasn’t fallen out of favour under Marco Silva and has made just one Premier League start since his arrival from Wolfsburg.

First choice Kenny Tete has struggled with injuries.