Arsenal transfer news: Yuri Tielemans representatives hold low-key meeting at London Colney | Football | sport

Arsenal have already met with representatives of Youri Tielemans after inviting Belgian representatives to London Colney to discuss a potential transfer, according to reports. The Leicester man, who scored a brilliant winner for the Foxes in last season’s FA Cup final against Chelsea, is now on the Gunners’ radar as they redouble their efforts to sign a new midfielder from ground.

Tielemans is now in the final 18 months of his contract at King Power Stadium, with his current contract due to expire in the summer of 2023.

Leicester still want to tie Tielemans to a new deal but talks have not progressed with the player and his side.

The former Anderlecht and Monaco player now aspires to play Champions League football, something Arsenal hope to deliver next season.

According to Goal, Tielemans is a long-term target for Arsenal, who are now starting to put plans in place to sign the 24-year-old.

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“There are reports, but there (have been) no refusals, Rodgers said.

“I think there is only a dialogue between the club and Yuri’s people. I think the club is waiting for a response. But it’s something that is beyond my control.

“What I can control is his mentality, his commitment to the team, and you can’t question that.”

Arsenal, however, are keen to sign a midfielder this month to bolster Mikel Arteta’s options in the middle of the park.

The Spaniard has already lost Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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The Spaniard has already lost Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles has also left to join Roma on loan, while Granit Xhaka has tested positive for COVID-19.

Arsenal have been working on a loan deal to sign Arthur Melo from Juventus.

The Brazilian is highly rated by Arteta and Edu, have discussed a deal in recent weeks in the Emirates boardroom.

Now club-to-club contact with Juventus has started, with the Bianconeri apparently ready to do business.

First of all, Juventus need to sign a replacement as Arsenal are patiently awaiting a positive result.

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