Arsenal have reportedly made an initial approach for attacker Jeremie Boga at Italian top-flight club Sassuolo.
According to Foot Mercato, the Gunners are joined by Manchester United, Sevilla and Barcelona in making “timid approaches” for the 23-year-old, but they are yet to follow them up.
It is understood that it would take a fee of around £27million for Sassuolo to enter any discussions about Boga’s potential exit.
The report claims that some German Bundesliga clubs are eyeing the Ivory Coast international, plus French duo Stage Rennais and Nice are interested too.
Boga is a product of the Chelsea academy, but struggled to make the breakthrough at the London club and was sold in 2018 after a string of loan spells.
The left-winger has really blossomed since his switch to the Italian division and is a speed machine that has perhaps shown to Chelsea they were premature to show him the exit doors.
He’s played 29 games across all competition so far this campaign for Sassuolo, scoring 10 goals and supplying four assists in return.
TBR’s View – Is Boga ready for Premier League?
Boga may have been deemed not good enough to cut the grade at Chelsea, but his eye-catching displays in Serie A this campaign has made teams sit up and notice him.
The speed machine looks exactly the type of attacker suited to the Premier League, with many comparisons to Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin with his turn of pace and ability to dribble his team 50 yards up the pitch.
He looks like he could be a potentially great deal for anywhere around the £30million mark, but Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal do already have plenty of quality options in their forward line and should perhaps be prioritising their backline.