Arsenal want to sign West Ham United winger Jarrod Bowen this summer and have already inquired about his availability.
Give me sports claim Arsenal are still looking for a wide striker after missing out on Raphinha, who joined Barcelona.
Bukayo Saka was the club’s player of the year, playing on the right wing and clipping his left foot, but Mikel Arteta clearly wants someone else who can do it.
But journalist Ben Jacobs says the Hammers are reluctant to sell Bowen and have placed a huge price on his head from £75m.
Arsenal want Jarrod Bowen
Jacobs said: “With Bowen, West Ham’s position remains that they really don’t want to sell, so there are a lot of clubs circling around Bowen.
“But the challenge, like Declan Rice, is to persuade West Ham to sell during this window and West Ham remain rather determined not to let him go.
“So there’s a lot of excitement about Bowen potentially moving to a club like Arsenal, but it’s all hypothetical at the moment as West Ham are unwilling to sell.
“But Arsenal have definitely done a survey around Bowen to see what the situation is, but that’s what they’ve been told.”
A spend of £75m would be a club record for Arsenal and would see West Ham more than triple the £22m on Guardian reported paying to sign Bowen from Hull in January 2020.
He has since become a full England international and a player that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described as “incredible”.
“Bowen, what a player he has become. Unbelievable,” the Reds boss said.
“We also saw him in Hull and he was really good at that time. I’m not sure many people expected that jump, but amazing player.
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