Renato Sanches says Arsenal may be interested in him, and he’s ready to consider any offers he gets in the upcoming transfer window.

RENATO SANCHES - Portugal vs France - UEFA EURO - 23/06/2021. Anthony BIBARD / FEP / Panoramic
RENATO SANCHES – Portugal vs France – UEFA EURO – 23/06/2021. Anthony BIBARD / FEP / Panoramic

Speaking to the media this week, Renato Sanches has responded to the reports of interest in him from Arsenal and others.

The Lille midfielder admits he’s in contact with his agent over outside interest, and he’s ready if and when a club makes a move for him.

“Maybe Milan and Arsenal are interested but I don’t know,” Sanches said (via Sport Witness).

“I spoke with my agent, I know which clubs are calling and which are not, but I can’t tell now. But I know I’m ready. If an offer comes in, I’ll find out what’s best for me.”

Over the summer, the Daily Mail reported that Sanches was a target for Arsenal.

That followed a similar claim from France, that Arsenal and Liverpool were both ‘very interested’ in the player.

The 23-year-old has been with Lille since 2019, so he spent a season with Gabriel Magalhaes before the defender moved onto Arsenal. Or at least the best part of a season, before the campaign was cut short early by the pandemic.

Gabriel fueled the rumours over the summer by commenting “come to Arsenal” on a Sanches Instagram post, to which Sanches responded, “I’m [waiting] for your invitation”.

LILLE, FRANCE: Renato Sanches of Lille shoots at goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Lille OSC and Sevilla FC at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on October 20, 2021. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LILLE, FRANCE: Renato Sanches of Lille shoots at goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between Lille OSC and Sevilla FC at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on October 20, 2021. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Since then, Le10Sport have reported this month that Arsenal remain interested in Sanches, but they’re yet to make an offer.

The outlet suggests AC Milan and Arsenal are the two clubs most active in pushing for the 24-year-old, but only Milan have formalised their interest with a bid.

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