Eddie Nketiah will leave Arsenal in the current transfer window, after talks over a new contract didn’t bring a positive resolution.

Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah (L) scores his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League 1st round Group B football match between Dundalk and Arsenal at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on December 10, 2020. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP)
Arsenal’s English striker Eddie Nketiah (L) scores his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League 1st round Group B football match between Dundalk and Arsenal at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on December 10, 2020. (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP)

Speaking on Sky Sports, Dharmesh Sheth reported on Monday morning that Eddie Nketiah is on the way out of Arsenal this summer.

“There were talks over a new contract, that did not bring a resolution, so he will leave in this transfer window,” Sheth said. “We understand Bayer Leverkusen and three Premier League clubs are interested.”

This isn’t a major update from previous reports by Fabrizio Romano, who also claimed that Nketiah was edging towards an exit with four clubs interested in him – Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham United, Watford, and Crystal Palace.

The difference is that Sky’s report is more emphatic about Nketiah’s departure. When Romano gave his update, he said there was still nothing agreed on a contract extension “as of today”, but now it looks like the striker is definitely set to leave.

Previous reports suggest Arsenal have put a price tag of £15m to £20m on Nketiah this summer. Whether they’ll get that remains to be seen.

Nketiah has a strong goalscoring record considering his limited minutes, he’s still very young and he’s homegrown, so that should all count in Arsenal’s favour when trying to market him. If they can spark up a bit of bidding war, that would certainly help too.

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