Arsenal are set to make a €35m offer for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Christopher Nkunku for a summer transfer, according to reports in France.
ParisTeam report that after Arsenal narrowly missed the chance to sign Nkunku in the January transfer window, they’ve returned for the player in the last day or so. They’re reportedly formulating an offer of €35m (£30m), including bonuses, for the player who has just over a year left on his PSG contract.
That would appear a rather large fee for a player who will be available for free in 2020, but it really depends on how that €35m is broken down. If it’s a €20m up-front fee with the rest dependent on how much he plays/achieves with Arsenal, that’s much more reasonable than €34m up front, for example.
As for PSG’s feelings on the transfer, they’re apparently willing to take the offer into consideration, but they won’t give their final decision until they’ve resolved various issues in midfield.
Part of the reason Nkunku’s transfer to Arsenal reportedly fell through in January is that the Ligue 1 club wanted to sign a replacement first, with Everton’s Idrissa Gueye heavily linked. Perhaps if they can land their midfield targets this summer, that will free up Nkunku to leave.