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Report: Brighton wanted Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah, but transfer never happened

Brighton and Hove Albion were interested in Arsenal ace Eddie Nketiah, according to Sussex Live.

However, a move for the centre-forward never materialised and he ended up staying in north London.

Nketiah was put on the transfer list early in the window.

He was reportedly of interest to a raft of different clubs, including Crystal Palace.

The Eagles were in discussions over a move, but opted to go for Odsonne Edouard after failing to agree on a fee for the Englishman.

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Meanwhile, the Gunners tried and failed to extend the ‘extraordinary’ player’s contract, which has less than a year to run.

Nketiah will be able to speak to foreign clubs and sign a pre-contract agreement in January. Meanwhile, he can join any English club on a free transfer next summer.

Nketiah is a sign Arsenal still have not fixed transfer failures

With less than a year left on his contract, you would have assumed Nketiah may be moved on.

But, this is Arsenal were are talking about, a club where proficient transfer business is a myth.

The failure to shift Nketiah is a sign Arsenal and their transfer failures are still very much present.

Their unrealistic demands of £20m show how bad things are.

The ace barely featured under Mikel Arteta last season, making just 17 appearances in the Premier League.

When you consider how much Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette struggled, it speaks volumes.

To then turn around and demand a similar fee to what they got for Joe Willock highlights the glaring issues at the club.

Meanwhile, some fans were reacting to the stance of one player.

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