Arsenal ‘find out’ Tielemans’ £25m price tag, Raphinha ‘won’t replace’ Saka, Osihmen’s offer REJECTED – transfer updates

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Arsenal have had a £51million bid for Victor Osimhen rejected, according to reports from Italy.

The Nigerian striker is one of several strikers that Mikel Arteta’s side are currently trailing.

And according to Il Mattino, Arsenal tested the waters with Napoli by submitting a £51million bid for the hotshot, which was rejected by the Serie A giants.

The report adds that Napoli are seeking a fee of around £85million for their talisman.

Arsenal are chasing Lille centre-back Sven Botman, according to reports.

La Repubblica claims the Gunners have joined the race to sign the defender.

Spurs, Man Utd and Newcastle have also been credited with an interest in the Netherlands international.

Arsenal star Marcelo Flores has been praised for his talent by Mexican boss Tata Martino.

He said of Flores: “Marcelo is everything a coach expects, that the player has those desires to assert his dribble, he does what we all expect of him, he executes the ‘one on one’, which is one of the best qualities and the sanction is anecdotal.

“It’s okay… We had Santi, Chávez and Orbelín, Santi decided to give it to him and the boy is in the dressing room crying inconsolably, and it’s sad because this career has a lot of disappointments.

“But everything that happened is good, everything is experience and everything is knowledge; Marcelo is something different, he needs peace of mind and I hope they can give it to him.

Richard L. Militello