Arsenal are still interested in Youri Tielemans but they need to sell before they can buy, according to reports.
the leicester (opens in a new tab) The midfielder has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium for several months.
He is out of contract at King Power Stadium next summer and could leave before the transfer window closes in early September.
sky sports (opens in a new tab) Explain that Tielemans will sit down with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers to discuss his future this week.
The Foxes are the only Premier League club yet to sign this summer, so Rodgers will no doubt be keen to keep one of his best players.
However, the board might prefer to cash in on the former Monaco. (opens in a new tab) man now instead of losing it for free this time next year.
According to the athletic (opens in a new tab)the main decision-makers at Arsenal (opens in a new tab) they are convinced that Tielemans would be an excellent player for the club.
But the Gunners will need to raise the funds for the purchase by selling a member of the current team.
With Tielemans available in a free transfer at the end of the campaign, they may finally decide to wait.
Alternatively, Arsenal could push hard for the Belgian now, as there is likely to be stiff competition for his signature in 2023.
However, it is unclear which player Arsenal could sell to raise enough money for Tielemans.
And Mikel Arteta’s midfield ranks have already been boosted in the close season, with Fabio Vieira arriving in north London for a fee of £34m.
Arsenal are also closing in on the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko, whose natural position is in midfield despite spending most of his time at Manchester City. (opens in a new tab) on the left side.
The 25-year-old’s transfer to the Emirates Stadium could be confirmed on Thursday, as the Ukrainian international reportedly reached a personal deal with the capital club.