Arsenal continue to be linked with Club Brugge winger Noa Lang, but the reported competition for the signing is hotting up.

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Noa Lang of Netherlands in action against, Julian Valarino of Gibraltar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Netherlands and Gibraltar at De Kuip on October 11, 2021. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Noa Lang of Netherlands in action against, Julian Valarino of Gibraltar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between Netherlands and Gibraltar at De Kuip on October 11, 2021. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

A couple of Belgian outlets recently reported that the interest in Noa Lang is increasingly considerably ahead of the January transfer window. They claimed Arsenal were preparing a €30m bid for the player in January, but Brugge were hoping for €40m.

Voetbal Belgie now writes that as well as Arsenal, Leeds United, AC Milan, West Ham United, and Borussia Monchengladbach are all after Lang. But Gladbach seem to have already been priced out by the €40m asking price.

Lang is under contract until 2025, so it’s hard to see him leaving the club for significantly less than Brugge want. Particularly if the rumoured interest from various top-five league clubs is all true.

The winger made his first start and provided his first assist for the Netherlands over the last international break, and he’s also impressing with his club.

Lang kicked off the season with four goals and five assists in 17 games, following his 28 goal contributions in 2020/21.

The 22-year-old started his senior career with Ajax, but his loan to Club Brugge last season led to an obligation to buy at the end of the season. He only cost them around €6m, so his current club look set to make a profit.

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