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Arsenal have turned down a £51m offer for Victor Osimhen, according to reports from Italy.
The Nigerian striker is one of many forwards Mikel Arteta’s side are currently lagging behind.
And according to Il Mattino, Arsenal have tested the waters with Napoli by making a £51million bid for the hotshot that was rejected by the Serie A giants.
The report adds that Napoli are asking for a fee in the region of £85million for their talisman.
Arsenal are reportedly chasing Lille centre-back Sven Botman.
La Repubblica claim the Gunners have joined the race for the defender’s signature.
Spurs, Man Utd and Newcastle have also been credited with an interest in the Netherlands international.
Arsenal star Marcelo Flores has been praised for his talent by Mexico manager Tata Martino.
He said of Flores: “Marcelo is everything a coach expects, the player has these desires to assert his dribbling, he does what we all expect him to do, he does the ‘one on one’ which is a of the best qualities and punishment is anecdotal.
“It’s fine… We had Santi, Chávez and Orbelín, Santi decided to give it to him and the boy is in the dressing room crying inconsolably and it’s sad because this career has a lot of disappointments.
“But everything that happened is good, everything is experience and everything is knowledge; Marcelo is something different, he needs peace of mind and hopefully they can give it to him.”
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