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Report: Club open to selling 24-year-old Arsenal target this summer, he's been compared to Bergkamp

Arsenal have work to do in the transfer market in wake of a dismal 2020-21 Premier League campaign.

The Gunners midfield needs strengthening and, according to a report, they’re looking at Donny van de Beek.

90min claimed earlier this month that Arsenal have made contact with Manchester United about the 24-year-old’s future.

Now, according to ESPN, Van de Beek’s Old Trafford future could be at risk.

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They claim that enquiries made by agents and intermediaries over the availability of players like Van de Beek and Martial have been met with a response from the club that “every player has a realistic valuation.”

ESPN says sources have claimed that United will consider realistic offers for squad during the summer transfer window.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects the bulk of his core group to stay, they added.

Arsenal transfer talk: Can Gunners get the best out of Van de Beek?

Van de Beek has been at United for one season, having made a £35m move from Ajax last summer.

Despite arriving to much fanfare, he struggled in his maiden season.

He made 36 appearances, but most of those were off the bench, and made just two goal contributions.

Van de Beek failed to dislodge Bruno Fernandes from the No. 10 spot, and got just over 500 minutes of Premier League football.

To make things worse, he had to withdraw from the Netherlands Euro 2020 squad through injury.

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Bergkamp endorsement

Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp reportedly played a big part in Van de Beek’s decision to join United.

The former Gunners forward was Ajax’s assistant manager as Van de Beek made his way through the ranks.

Former Ajax boss Frank De Boer revealed last year how much Bergkamp rates Van de Beek.

‘Dennis started talking enthusiastically about a talent in his youth team,” Metro quotes De Boer as saying.

“It was a boy who reminded Dennis of himself at that age. That was the signal for me to keep an eye on that guy. That was Donny.”

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