Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Latest updates as Mikel Arteta targets signings

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Arsenal have had a £51million offer for Victor Osimhen rejected, according to reports from Italy.

The Nigerian striker is one of many forwards that Mikel Arteta’s side are currently trailing.

And according to Il Mattino, Arsenal have tested the water with Napoli by tabling a £51million bid for the hotshot, which has been dismissed by the Serie A giants.

The report adds Napoli are after a fee in the region of £85million for their talisman.

Arsenal are chasing Lille centre-back Sven Botman, according to reports.

La Repubblica claim the Gunners have joined the race for the defender’s signature.

Spurs, Man Utd and Newcastle have also been credited with an interest in the Dutch international.

Arsenal star Marcelo Flores was praised for his talent by Mexico boss Tata Martino.

He said of Flores: “Marcelo is everything a coach expects, that the player has those desires to assert his dribbling, he does what we all expect of him, he executes the ‘one on one’, which is one of the best qualities and the penalty is anecdotal.

“It’s fine…We had Santi, Chávez and Orbelín, Santi decided to give it to him and the boy is in the dressing room crying inconsolably, and it’s sad because this career has many disappointments.

“But everything that happened is well, everything is experience and everything is knowledge; Marcelo is something different, he needs peace of mind and hopefully they can give it to him.”

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