Arsenal have reportedly been quoted between €55-57m for Atletico Madrid centre-back, José Giménez.

The 21-year-old’s release clause is thought to be something in the region of €65m and although Calciomercato claim we’re up for talking with Atletico in order to bring him to north London, we’re somewhat puzzled by the price. Arsenal are finding it hard to part with cash for a striker right now, are they really going to spend €55m on a defender?

Meanwhile, Merca Futbol are claiming that the La Liga club aren’t willing to negotiate over the price of the youngster. Giménez is apparently also uninterested in moving and it’s doubtful that Atletico want to let go of him, in which case, why would they lower his asking price to help Arsenal out?

I highly doubt any club would give another one a helping hand in securing one of their biggest prospects for the future and it seems unlikely that we would even entertain negotiations at that price.

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