Arsenal have 'made inroads' into signing £120k-a-week star at the Emirates

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Arsenal have ‘definitely made inroads’ as they look to lure Leicester City star Youri Tielemans to the Emirates Stadium, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Gunners took their summer spending spree up a notch by forking out £45million to land Gabriel Jesus, but boss Mikel Arteta could now turn his attentions towards sealing a deal for Tielemans.

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What’s the latest news involving Tielemans?

Speaking on the Que Golazo podcast, Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tielemans is Arteta’s priority target when it comes to attempting to bolster his central midfield options.

It comes after the transfer guru previously suggested internal Arsenal discussions have been held over the Belgian since January.

With Tielemans entering the final 12 months of his £120,000-per-week deal and being unwilling to strike a fresh agreement, Leicester are ready to cash-in for a cut-price fee.

The 25-year-old’s precarious situation has resulted in the Foxes seeking just £25million ahead of the September 1 transfer deadline.

CBS reporter Ben Jacobs has previously told GIVEMESPORT that Tielemans has already agreed personal terms with Arsenal, seemingly putting them in pole position to win the race for his services.

What has Dean Jones said about Tielemans?

Jones believes Arsenal are working hard behind the scenes as they look to welcome Tielemans to north London.

The transfer insider understands the Gunners have already explored what the 52-cap Belgium international’s wage demands are.

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He feels a move to the Emirates Stadium could be on the cards as Arsenal up the ante in their pursuit.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “Arsenal have definitely made inroads on this transfer, down to trying to discover what personal terms would be needed.”

Are Arsenal facing competition for Tielemans’ signature?

According to talkSPORT, Manchester United have been put on red alert due to Arsenal’s inability to sign Tielemans so far.

The report suggests Erik ten Hag, who has been appointed as the Red Devils’ new boss ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, is a big fan.

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ExWHUemployee, via West Ham Zone, has revealed West Ham United could be tempted into moving for Tielemans if his future is up in the air for much longer.

Alex Crook, the talkSPORT reporter, has previously told GIVEMESPORT that Arsenal’s arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also ‘lurking in the background’.

In what would be a huge turn of events, Tielemans could reportedly opt to sign a new one-year contract at Leicester as the start of the new season edges closer.

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