Watford have reportedly withdrawn their interest in Kieran Gibbs because Arsenal are asking for £16m.
Watford allegedly aren’t willing to meet Arsenal’s £16m valuation of Gibbs and have apparently withdrawn their interest in the left-back as a result.
The Hornets manager, Marco Silva, wanted the 27-year-old to strengthen his squad but considering he’s only got a year left on his contract and is a fringe player at Arsenal, the Daily Mail claims that the manager is refusing to meet his asking price.
Are Arsenal demanding too much?
While Gibbs is 27, he’s got less than 12 months on his contract and is injury prone.
Last season, he made just 22 appearances across all competitions and now that Sead Kolasinac has been signed from Schalke, Gibbs looks even less likely to feature.
The Gunners reportedly want to offload up to eight players this summer and Gibbs, who joined Arsenal at the age of 14, is one of them.
However, if the club set their asking price too high, no one will sign him and he’ll end up leaving for free next summer, which would leave Arsenal in an even worse position than if they had just lowered his fee.
Newcastle have also been linked.