Leicester City star Youri Tielemans has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal throughout the summer transfer window.

The Gunners have been one of the busiest Premier League clubs having signed five new players, with Mikel Arteta publicly admitting the club want to add more players to his squad before the transfer deadline. The Gunners have spent over £100million for a second successive summer with former Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko arriving at the Emirates Stadium, as well as talented midfielder Fabio Vieira, Brazilian winger Marquinhos and American 'keeper Matt Turner.

Arsenal are thought to be in the market for a new central midfielder and Tielemans is now into the final year of his current deal with the Foxes, meaning that he may be available for a cut-price price this summer. With that being said, football.london has rounded up all the latest chatter regarding a potential move for Tielemans below.

Gunners prepared to wait

Arsenal are prepared to wait until Youri Tielemans’ current contract expires to secure the Belgian on a free transfer, football.london understands.

The Gunners have had an agreement with the player in place for some time and are confident of getting him for less than Leicester’s current asking price.

Arsenal were put off the Foxes’ demands of £32million for the Belgian midfielder, feeling it was too high for a player with just one year remaining on his deal. Edu is in no rush to sign the player although external factors could change the situation rapidly.

 

Asking price lowered

Leicester are now willing to let Tielemans leave the club for a lower asking price of £25million, according to the Evening Standard.

The midfielder is into the final 12 months of his contract and, with Leicester aware he currently has no plans to sign an extension.