Arsenal have had their first bid for Cengiz Under rejected, with AS Roma naming their price for the winger, according to reports in Italy.

TuttoMercatoWeb claim that Arsenal have had a €32m (£28.8m) bid turned down by the Serie A club. The Italian outlet claims Roma won’t budge on their €50m (£44.9m) valuation of the Turkish international.

There are reports that Under is unhappy with his current wages, as one of the lowest paid players in the team. However, the 21-year-old has a contract in Rome until 2022, which makes it difficult for him to force a way out.

Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sky Sports) report that an Arsenal scout was in attendance for one of Under’s matches earlier this week. Although Roma ended up losing 2-1 to Viktoria Plzen, the winger impressed nonetheless, scoring their only goal.

Nicolo Schira, a reporter for the same Italian outlet, claimed earlier this month that Arsenal were ‘really interested’ in Under. The Gunners reportedly sent a scout to watch him in Roma’s match against Inter Milan.

Just as against Plzen, Under scored in that Serie A clash, so he’s certainly making a good impression. Those two goals bring the winger to five goals and five assists in 19 appearances this season.

Dean Jones of Bleacher Report claims Arsenal are one of three Premier League clubs following the Turkish international, along with Manchester City and Spurs. He writes that Roma are ‘likely to sell’ Under at the end of the season.

Another recent report from ESPN suggested that Under would be keen on a Premier League transfer when he leaves Roma. However, they think the 21-year-old would be against a January move as it stands. We’ll see if Arsenal can convince him to change his mind next month.

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