Arsenal have made an offer for Levante midfielder Enis Bardhi, but face battle from Serie A and the Bundesliga for the North Macedonia international, according to the latest reports in the Spanish media.
The 24-year-old star arrived at Levante from Hungarian outfit Ujpest in 2017 for just over £1 million and has gone on to be a regular in the senior team, racking up 88 La Liga matches over the last three seasons, scoring 16 goals.
Such have been his displays for the Valencia-based team that the Gunners have been alerted to his talents and ‘lodged a bid’ for the player, according to Valencian radio station Onda Deportivo.
They also claim that Serie A club Fiorentina are keen on signing Bardhi, while an unnamed German outfit is also interested.
The size of the bid is unknown, as is La Liga side’s response. The Spanish side would be loathed to lose one of their better stars, but it is unlikely they’ll be hold onto him when the likes of the Gunners come calling.
He is under contract until 2022, with Granotas having an option to extend the deal for another two years, so the side are in a strong position to ask for a huge amount more money than the club paid for the North Macedonian.
While he can operate across the midfield, Enis is mostly deployed from the left-wing and he Enis started and scored in Levante’s 4-2 La Liga win against Real Betis, his second goal since the restart after the coronavirus hiatus.
Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future is under some doubt, considering his contract with the club expires a year from now.
Until there is a renewal, that will remain the case, and it is possible the Gunners could look to cash-in during the next transfer market, rather than potentially losing the attacker for nothing at a later date.
Barcelona have been mentioned several times, although it is thought their preference is Lautaro Martinez. Should Inter Milan lose the South American to Barca, it’s been reported they could look at landing Aubameyang themselves.
Bild claim English interest in VfL Wolfsburg’s Wout Weghorst. The story concentrates mainly on Newcastle United, and it’s then stated the north London heavyweights also have the signing ‘in mind’, ready for if they lose Pierre-Emerick.
Wolfsburg would look kindly at an offer of €35 million or over, according to the German newspaper, and Wout himself is on record hinting he would like a move to the Premier League.
The 27-year-old Dutchman has netted 20 goals in 42 matches this campaign, adding a further five assists along the way.
In the meantime, Arsenal have allegedly made an offer for La Liga outfit Levante star Enis Bardhi.
The 24-year-old joined his Spanish outfit from Ujpest in 2017 and has made 96 appearances during the last three seasons, scoring 16 times and contributing 10 assists.
Enis has been in strong form for Levante during the 2019-20 season, scoring four times and providing three assists in 26 La Liga outings.
According to Onda Cero, the Gunners have launched an offer for the Macedonian ahead of this summer’s transfer market and are the only club to have done so at this stage.
Arsenal have told youngster Folarin Balogun he can quit the club this summer.
The 19-year-old forward is one of the most highly-rated talents at the club and led the way for the Under-23s this campaign, scoring 10 goals in 15 games.
But the attacker has yet to feature for the senior side and, as first reported by The Athletic and since confirmed by Goal, Folarin now looks certain to leave in the coming transfer market after talks over a new contract broke down.
Folarin signed his first professional deal in the winter of 2019, but that contract will expire in June 2021.
Negotiations have been taking place to attempt and extend his stay, but discussions between the club and the star’s representatives have been unable to come to a successful conclusion.
So the club have told the striker he can leave at the end of the campaign, with the board now focusing on securing the best possible price for the academy graduate, with any deal certain to include a hefty sell-on clause.
The Gunners snubbed a £5 million offer for Balogun from Championship side Brentford in January and had hoped at that point that they’d be able to reach an agreement with the youngster over extending his stay.
Sources have told Goal that the club wanted the England youth international to pen a performance-based deal, one that the club believed could have been very lucrative for the striker should he go on to hit the targets set out in the contract.