Arsenal suffer blow in £50m Pedro Neto transfer pursuit as Wolves insists winger is NOT for sale
ARSENAL have reportedly been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Pedro Neto with Wolves having no intention of selling the winger this summer.
SunSport understands that the Gunners are willing to fork out up to £35million for the 22-year-old.
But Wolves are looking for at least £50m despite just signing a ready-made replacement in £27.5m Goncalo Guedes from Valencia.
Arsenal are keen to bring in another wide man with Nicolas Pepe set to return to Ligue 1 to link up with Nice on loan.
Despite Wolves’ £50m valuation of Neto, it has been claimed that they have insisted the forward is not for sale.
The Portugal international, who has started all three Premier League games this season, still has five years left to run on his deal at Molineux.
Commenting on the player, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has confirmed Arsenal are keen on Neto, but could struggle in securing his services.
He told GiveMeSport: “Number one, there’s definitely interest in him.
“As far as Wolves are concerned, they’ve got no intention of selling in this transfer window, and their stance is that he is not for sale.
“However, money talks, it just depends if Arsenal were to make that interest formal, how much they would test that resolve of Wolves by going in with whatever money they thought deemed fit for Pedro Neto.”
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He also remarked: “As far as Wolves are concerned, he’s not going to be sold in this transfer window.
“That’s the information I was told – this transfer window.
“Maybe in the future, Arsenal could go back in. Who knows?
“Neto could be the longer-term target, but there is definitely interest to strengthen that forward line.”
Should Arsenal fail in their pursuit of Neto, they could turn their attention to Shakhtar Donestk starlet Mykhaylo Mudryk.
Meanwhile Villarreal teenager Yeremy Pino has also been linked with a switch to the Emirates.