Arsenal have entered the race to sign AZ Alkmaar star Vincent Janssen and hope to pip Tottenham to the striker’s services.
The Gunners have been forced to look elsewhere for a new striker after Jamie Vardy opted to pen a new deal with Leicester City, while Romelu Lukaku could also stay with Everton.
Arsene Wenger is now ready to make a move for Janseen but will have to battle with arch rivals Tottenham for his signature.
Spurs have made no secret of their desire to sign the 22-year-old hitman this summer but have yet to reach the fee demanded by the Eredivisie outfit.
Bids of 10m euros and 12.5m euros have been turned down and the north Londoners upped their offer to 14m euros on Thursday night, but that was also refused.
Jansen’s superb strike rate has seen him move into the spotlight this summer and it may well be that Spurs do finally meet AZ’s demands, but reports claim Arsenal could nip in first.
However, according to the club’s technical director, Max Huiberts, the Gunners have yet to make their move.
“The difference between the offer and the asking price is too big,” he said. “I hear a lot of rumours but nobody else has made an offer.”