Arsenal have allegedly launched a £22.5m bid to land the highly rated Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.

The 22-year-old star has been linked with a move away from the Scottish champions following a stunning spell which has seen him score 51 goals over the past two years, including 28 last term.

The Mirror reports that the Gunners have identified Edouard as a possible replacement for forward Alexandre Lacazette and have made the first move towards bringing the player to North London.

The Gunners are on the observation post for Lacazette alternatives amid ongoing speculation regarding his future at the Emirates Stadium, with Juventus thought to be keen.

Lacazette has publicly confirmed his willingness to stay at Arsenal, but the club are believed to be considering his sale in order to help raise funds for other players such as Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.

Arsenal’s £22.5 million approach for Edouard is said to be spread out in installments over four years, but Celtic management are keen for a larger fee to be paid up front.

Edouard has netted 49 goals in 84 league matches for Celtic since joining from Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse.

Meantime, Dijon attacker Mounir Chouiar has reportedly emerged as a possible transfer target for three clubs in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old star, who can play on both wings, contributed four goals from 20 appearances in his first Ligue 1 season during 2019-20.

However, considering the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the French club must consider any big-money offers for the France Under-21 international.

According to France Football, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United are all contemplating an approach for the attacker.