Reports from Belgium add to the suggestions that Arsenal will try to complete a deal for Youri Tielemans quickly after the international break ends.
Belgian outlet HLN (via Sport Witness) report that there are those at Arsenal who are convinced they can complete a deal for Youri Tielemans fairly quickly after the international break.
Goal’s Charles Watts recently claimed that Arsenal feel they’re in a good position with Leicester City midfielder Tielemans. He added that the Gunners are hoping to get a deal over the line once the player returns from his break with Belgium.
Tielemans impressed against Poland and Wales this week, providing an assist against the former and scoring against the latter. They play their final game of the break against Poland on Tuesday night.
The Daily Mail reported this week that Arsenal are confident they can agree a deal to sign Tielemans this summer, and the player certainly didn’t appear to be ruling out that possibility.
“That (a transfer) is not out of the question,” Tielemans said. “I feel very good at Leicester, I was welcomed with open arms from day one. I give everything for the club until the last day.
“But of course, you have to listen to other opportunities, you have to look at your career, and sometimes you have to make choices. Maybe one will come my way.”
“When you change clubs, you don’t change just to change,” the 25-year-old added. “You change because there is a great project on the table.
“For a player, the most important thing is to play. It’ll be up to me to make the right decision regarding my future this summer, but now, I’m relaxed and focusing on the Red Devils.”
The Telegraph’s John Percy wrote that Arteta is pushing Arsenal to make an opening £25m bid for Tielemans. The club’s head of UK scouting has consistently been watching the midfielder throughout the current campaign.
But Percy added that Leicester could demand a fee of over £30m, despite Tielemans’ deal running down in 2023.
Tielemans scored seven goals and provided 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.