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Arsenal 'table bid' for PSV star

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Arsenal have reportedly made an offer for PSV Eindhoven winger Ibrahim Afellay.

The Dutchman has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger appears to have stepped up his interest in the 24-year-old.

A product of the Boeren's youth setup, Affelay made his senior debut for PSV as a teenager in 2004. The 05-06 season proved to be his breakthrough year, with the Holland star taking advantage of injuries and shining in both the Eredivisie and the Champions League.

Of the four consecutive titles won at the Philips Stadion under Gus Hiddink, Affelay played a key part in three of the campaigns. The final of these, in 2007-08, saw Wenger take notice and the Frenchman was thought to be on the verge of a signing before the versatile wide-man decided to stay put.

Without major trophy success since then, Affelay's future in Holland remains a doubt. Now, Italian sports channel CalcioNews24 report that the Gunners have 'tabled a bid' of €14 million for the player.

Currently involved in the World Cup, Affelay came off the bench in the opening game against Denmark and had a positive impact for Bert van Marwijk's side.

Whether a deal can be sorted during the tournament remains to be seen, but it appears clear that the north London club are keen to do some business during the summer transfer window.

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