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Arsenal target Forsberg not put off by absence of Champions League at Milan logo 10-06-2017

Emil Forsberg insists a lack of Champions League football would not put him off signing for AC Milan ahead of next season.

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Rumoured suitors Milan finished sixth in Serie A, only enough for Europa League qualification, while Forsberg and RB Leipzig secured a seat at Europe's top table by taking second in the Bundesliga.

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The Sweden international has also been linked with a move to Arsenal, who similarly missed out on a place in next season's Champions League, but says this will not play a big part in his thinking.

"[Milan] is a fantastic, big club," he said, in quotes reported by Aftonbladet. "It is an interesting project, making investments and wanting to take back the throne again.

"[The Champions League] is not a major factor for me. In the end it's only about football. I want to have an important role in the team, but I'll see - my agent takes care of all that."

The 25-year-old scored eight goals and supplied 19 assists for Leipzig as he starred in their surprise Bundesliga title challenge just a year after achieving promotion to the top flight.

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Forsberg signed a one-year contract extension with Leipzig in February so is tied to the club until 2022.

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