The Gunners’ technical director Edu appears to be keen on securing the services of a promising player who remains on the radar of several clubs around Europe.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has had the past few weeks to pick out his transfer targets for the summer after the 2019/20 season was paused due to the current outbreak.
The Daily Mail recently claimed that the Gunners had opened talks over the singing of Orkun Kocku, with Edu reportedly keen on luring the youngster who happens to be priced at £23 million.
The attacking midfielder is regarded as one of Dutch football’s most promising youngsters and therefore it comes as no surprise that Arsenal appear to be interested in his services.
According to Dutch football journalist, Martijn Krabbendam, Orkun Kocku is also keen on leaving Feyenoord, amid interest from Arsenal.
Krabbendam claims the Gunners have ‘already spoken’ to the player’s agents even though there are several other clubs who are also chasing Kocku at the moment.
“There has been an offer from Feyenoord, and he has refused,” Martijn Krabbendam claimed.
“Feyenoord are offering something, and Kökcü wants more, you shouldn’t think that that boy is suddenly asking for millions
“He’s a basic player and the salary is out of all proportion to what some of Feyenoord’s other players earn. Some of the boys on the bench are also earning more.
“Feyenoord will know that one of the greatest talents will have to be better rewarded. If they don’t approach each other, the club will have to think about selling the player, and that’s all there is to it.
“It’s no secret that Arsenal has already spoken to Kokcu’s agents, the Seville clubs are also very interested in the midfielder.
“Chelsea is still playing in the background. Also, the Italian clubs Atalanta Bergamo and AS Roma are still very interested.”