Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Leicester ‘expecting Tielemans bid’, Timo Werner LATEST, Leno closing in on Fulham
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Leicester are expecting Arsenal to swoop in and make an offer for Youri Tielemans this month.
But is has been reported that the Gunners are yet to turn their interest in Tielemans into a formal bid.
SunSport exclusively revealed last month that the Gunners were weighing up a £30million bid for the midfielder.
According to The Guardian, the Foxes are expecting the North Londoners to submit a bid for the Belgium international.
But they claim there have been no offers for Tielemans yet from any club, with Manchester United also said to be keeping tabs.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has warned teams looking to raid his side that they will not be “exploited” into selling any their best players.
Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s cull is gathering pace as he looks to offload 11 players who were part of the pre-season tour of America, reports SunSport’s Mark Irwin.
Bernd Leno will be next out of the Emirates after agreeing an £8m move to newly-promoted Fulham.
Nuno Tavares as well as Arthur Okonwko have already been loaned out to Marseille and Crewe respectively.
And Folarin Balogun is set to spend a season on loan over in France with Reims.
But the Gunners have still not found any buyers for Hector Bellerin, Pablo Mari, Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson.
Record signing Nicolas Pepe will also be shifted if Arteta signs another winger.
Alex Runarsson is also up for grabs despite offering potential Europa League back-up to Aaron Ramsdale and Matt Turner.
But Arteta confirmed he wants more signings to help him find the “perfect balance”.
The Spanish tactician told Sky: “We are still hoping to do something else if the market allows us to do that.
“You have seen some movement in the few days as well. We want to get the perfect balance and the plan we wanted from the beginning.
“Whether we accomplish that or not is another story.”
Finally, Arsenal are weighing up a shock swoop for Chelsea’s Timo Werner in the summer.
The Blues are open to parting ways with Werner before the transfer window closes.
The Gunners are interested in poaching the struggling forward from their London rivals, according to Defensa Central.
The Germany international has endured an underwhelming two-years with the Blues – scoring only 10 goals in 56 Premier League matches