BBC’s David Ornstein gives update on Arsenal’s bid to sign Carrasco
BBC journalist David Ornstein has provided an update on Arsenal’s bid to sign Yannick Carrasco with only hours now remaining in the January transfer window.
The Gunners have been in search for new attacking players this month after losing Danny Welbeck to a serious injury during a Europa League affair earlier in the season.
Several forwards have been rumoured to be on Arsenal’s radar and one man who seemed to be very close to a move to the Emirates stadium only a few weeks ago was Yannick Carrasco.
The former Atletico Madrid star has been looking for a way back to European football and the Gunners were believed to be interested in offering him a move to north London.
Arsenal fans have been hoping for a possible deal to sign Carrasco following the club’s talks with Dalian Yifang.
However, according to BBC journalist David Ornstein, the move to sign the 25-year-old is now off…
Carrasco to Arsenal off. Player part fine but loan fee offer far too low to suggest recent interest was as serious as it seemed early Jan. Better offer from another club (reportedly AC Milan) & Dalian Yifang were offered replacement but reluctant so set to stay in China #AFC #ACM
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 31, 2019