Arsenal unlikely to meet asking price for transfer target

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Arsenal are reportedly unlikely to meet the asking price for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovi?-Savi?.

With Thomas Partey’s injury troubles, signing a midfielder could be the priority for Mikel Arteta this summer. Arsenal have already secured the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira, Arteta has already strengthened in attacking positions, so a midfielder could be his next target.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, in a recent interview with WettfreundeLazio are demanding a fee of around £75m for Milinkovic-Savic, and as it stands, no club are willing to meet the Italian clubs’ valuation.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic celebrating after scoring.

Even when Partey is fit, Arsenal have struggled to find a consistent partner for the midfielder. Martin Odegaard, usually deployed as an attacking midfielder, has been forced to play in a deeper role.

The report also claims that Manchester United and Chelsea are interested, but once again, will be put off by the extortionate asking price.

Arsenal are also in the market for Youri Tielemans, Fabrizio Romano confirmed to CaughtOffside, who would be available for a fraction of the price, so it would be no surprise to see Arsenal pursue the Belgian rather than Milinkovic-Savic.

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  1. Here we go again! Why show interest unless you can afford the price? All this does is humiliate the image of what was once a revered football club! I will go further,it’s not can,t afford,it’s just a messy markate trade mentality .

    1. So u mean to just get the player at whatever price quoted, that means Liverpool and man city just go on and buy Saka at whatever price we quote, get real man.

    2. there is market value and there is club evaluation, the later tends to be unreasonable, show interest, negotiate, you might just be find common ground. Image (Pride) ego won’t get you players.

  2. @neil fitt,relax man that not how to go over purchasing players,movement from one league to more entertaining,competitive league in the world,u need a player to adapt and blend quickly and what cost,,,this are things you put together,many don’t believe the purchase of G-Jesus,until it happens,tieleman is a tested player already in the league at a cheap valuation…so its not just a club quoting price over a player which is like a gamble,,,we seen players coming into england and flop or even under performing and later sold out,whr is lukaku,zlatan,mktariah,and more

  3. Arsenal needs to get both Savic and Tielemans if they really are serious about strengthening the team. Invest in the midfield in the summer and later in January see if the defense and wide areas need investment. But for now it should be the midfield which is very light

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