Arsenal appear to have made their first blunder of an impressive summer transfer window having possibly “left it too late” to sign Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans. The Gunners now reportedly face a race “against the clock” in order to sign the Belgian playmaker before the transfer window closes on September 1.
Mikel Arteta’s men have been heavily linked with Tielemans throughout the summer, but have not acted on their interest as of yet, by submitting a formal offer to the Foxes. Leicester are understood to be aiming to receive a bid worth up to £30m for the 25-year-old, who has just one year remaining on his current deal at the King Power.
Arsenal transfer chief Edu has focused his attention on other targets this summer and has moved to sign five players, including Gabriel Jesus. Having delayed their efforts to capture Tielemans, it appears the Gunners may well have missed the boat.
According to journalist Dean Jones, speaking to GiveMeSport, the north Londoners may have “left it too late” to sign Tielemans this summer. He notes that Arsenal now find themselves working “against the clock” to sign the midfielder, with Leicester intent on fulfilling “plans of their own”.
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