Journalist says Arsenal have pulled plug on move for Youri Tielemans
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Journalist says Arsenal have pulled plug on move for Youri Tielemans

Journalist Ryan Taylor has told Give Me Sport that Arsenal have pulled the plug on their move to sign Youri Tielemans, and claimed that a deal has never been as close as some may have thought.

For much of the summer, it appeared to be a matter of time before Tielemans would move to Arsenal. In fact, reports in May claimed that the Gunners were growing increasingly confident of completing a £40 million deal.

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Arsenal subsequently missing out on finishing in the top-four appeared to be a potential stumbling block. But then, reports then suggested that the Belgian was still ready to make the move to the Emirates.

The talk surrounding Tielemans has carried on throughout the window. And it still seemed there was a strong desire at Arsenal for a deal to get done.

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David Ornstein suggested this week that everyone at Arsenal wants Tielemans. However, Taylor has claimed that Mikel Arteta’s men may now be looking elsewhere.

“It’s an interesting one. The information I had was similar to others, that it’s been pulled,” he told Give Me Sport.

“I was told not to write about Tielemans anymore with Arsenal and that it was very much agent-driven and has never been as close as has been suggested, which is strange because all signs were kind of pointing towards Tielemans happening with Jesus in the past few weeks.”

Arsenal pulled the plug on Tielemans move

Arsenal fans may be a little disappointed that they are seemingly not signing Tielemans. They have signed Fabio Vieira. And they do have other targets who appear to be greater priorities.

However, the 25-year-old has been exceptional in the Premier League for Leicester. And his contract situation opens the door to a potential bargain.

He has the potential to be an ‘incredible‘ player. And Arsenal arguably need more depth in the middle of the park.

Having said that, it would not be a surprise if Taylor’s comments were not the last twist concerning Tielemans this summer.

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