Arsenal want €20m for Matteo Guendouzi this summer, according to reports in Portugal, which is delaying his sale at the moment.

Hertha Berlin's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (L) and Leverkusen's Austrian midflielder Julian Baumgartlinger vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Ina Fassbender / various sources / AFP)
Hertha Berlin’s French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (L) and Leverkusen’s Austrian midflielder Julian Baumgartlinger vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen v Hertha Berlin on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Ina Fassbender / various sources / AFP)

Portuguese outlet Renascença report that Arsenal want €20m for the sale of Matteo Guendouzi this summer. The Gunners have reportedly already rejected a €12m bid from Marseille, amid interest from Benfica in Portugal.

Reports from O Jogo and A Bola have linked Guendouzi with Benfica in recent days. The club are looking to renew their midfield options, and the suggestion is that Benfica currently have the upper hand over Marseille in negotiations with Arsenal.

But from Guendouzi’s point of view, reports suggest he’s already agreed a four-year deal with Marseille. He’s clearly willing to make that move, and we don’t yet have any hints over whether a transfer to Lisbon is as appealing to him.

There were also fairly sketchy reports from France this week that Borussia Dortmund are interested in the midfielder. Coming from sources like Le10Sport and Foot Mercato, it’s probably best not to read too much into those.

Guendouzi has a year left on his Arsenal deal as things stand. The club may look to extend it using their one-year option in his contract, but they would likely only do so to get a better deal for him.

The Gunners aren’t looking to reintegrate Guendouzi, and it seems fairly certain he’s on the way out to one club or another.

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