Mikel Arteta is pushing a £25m bid for Youri Tielemans, though Leicester City could hold out for over £30m for the midfielder.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City makes a pass whilst under pressure from Demarai Gray of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on April 20, 2022. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City makes a pass whilst under pressure from Demarai Gray of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on April 20, 2022. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Telegraph’s John Percy reports that Mikel Arteta is pushing Arsenal to make an opening £25m bid for Youri Tielemans, after being watched consistently by the club’s head of UK scouting this season.

Tielemans only has a year left on his contract and he’s open to playing for a club in the Europa League, though Leicester City could reportedly demand a fee of over £30m.

Leicester haven’t yet received official contact from Arsenal, and it’s believed Tielemans wouldn’t push for the transfer.

Though Leicester are hoping to use Tielemans’ sale to fund their other business, his conduct this season hasn’t caused them any problems.

The Athletic report that Tielemans ranks highly among Arsenal’s targets, again repeating that the Gunners would like to pay in the region of £25m.

Talks have taken place between Edu and Tielemans’ representatives, though other clubs are also interested in his signature.

David Ornstein previously reported that Tielemans is Arsenal’s top target for the No. 8 role.

Leicester City's Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans warms up ahead of the UEFA Conference League semi-final first leg football match between Leicester City and Roma at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, on April 28, 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City’s Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans warms up ahead of the UEFA Conference League semi-final first leg football match between Leicester City and Roma at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, on April 28, 2022. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Tielemans has seven goals and five assists in 50 games for Leicester City in all competitions this season, with 10 of those goal contributions coming in his 32 Premier League games.

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