Arsenal remain in the frame for Cody Gakpo ahead of the January transfer window, according to a report.
The Mirror report that Arsenal are one of a number of clubs with a serious interest in Cody Gakpo, alongside Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Real Madrid.
The report adds that Arsenal are in the frame as a result of losing Gabriel Jesus for three months with a knee injury, but the suggestion is that Manchester United feel they’re the favourites as Erik ten Hag already knows the player.
This echoes reports from late November, when Matteo Moretto reported something similar.
Writing for Relevo, Moretto claimed that Erik ten Hag has Gakpo first on his list to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, with Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool all in the race as well.
PSV are asking for more than €55m (£47.5m) for a fixed fee alone, before considering add-ons, so Gakpo won’t come cheap.
Moretto wrote that PSV don’t ideally want to sell in January at all, as they hope Gakpo can help them to win the title, but they would consider letting him go for an irresistible offer.
Arsenal got a first-hand look at Gakpo as Mikel Arteta’s side took on PSV in their Europa League group, and the Gunners also reportedly sent scouts to watch the player again after that.
But Mykhaylo Mudryk seemingly remains the priority for Arsenal, so Gakpo is an alternative option at this stage.