Arsenal have major ‘concern’ over Tielemans transfer as they continue to drag their feet

Date published: Tuesday 26th July 2022 2:25 - Joe Williams

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Arsenal have yet to convince themselves that they should make an offer for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to reports.

The Belgium international was widely expected to be in major demand this summer as he enters the final 12 months of his contract at the King Power Stadium – but the club have yet to receive any offers for the midfielder.

Speaking on Tuesday, Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha addressed rumours surrounding Tieleman’s future at the club, he said: “There haven’t been any offers yet. There hasn’t been anything concrete or a proposition yet.”

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Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano brought us all an update on Friday about the current state of play surrounding Tielemans’ future at Leicester.

On reported interest in Tielemans, Romano said on the CBS Sports’ ¡Qué Golazo! podcast: “They are focusing on different areas. They are working and have already completed the deal for Oleksandr Zinchenko. For Tielemans they are still in contact with people close to the player, with the players camp, but still no proposal to Leicester.

“At the moment the situation is pretty clear, they are interested but there is still no bid submitted.

“On Tielemans side, other clubs could be interested in case Arsenal will not submit an official proposal, so the situation is absolutely open because he is out of contract next summer with Leicester.

“At the moment he still has no intention to sign a new deal. Maybe we will see in September if there is a change in the situation, but at the moment he is still focusing on the market, he wants to move.

“I am sure that in the coming weeks will be important to understand the situation of Youri Tielemans.”

When asked if Tielemans has any other offers on the table, Romano added: “It’s his priority, so I would say it’s a clear choice because the player would love to move, he would love to join Arsenal, but it’s up to Arsenal to submit a proposal and to go strong for him so he is waiting for Arsenal since April, since May.

“This is when the contact starting, it was end of April, beginning of May, and they are still there, they are discussing but still no official bid and just approaches and contacts. It’s up to them now to decide if they want to go for Tielemans as a priority after signing Zinchenko, or if they want to go for different positions.

“But it is also something we can understand. The player is out of contract next summer. Arsenal know that it is a big opportunity on the market, having a player like Tielemans available like this, but timing is always important in the transfer market.”

With Tielemans out of contract in the summer there have been reports that Leicester would only look for a fee of around £30m for the midfielder with Manchester United’s interest also ‘growing’.

And now talkSPORT have claimed that Arsenal have ‘yet to make a serious offer for Leicester’s Youri Tielemans due – in part – to concerns over his physicality.’


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