Aston Villa ready to submit third bid for Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe - report
Arsenal could sell Emile Smith-Rowe if Aston Villa make a suitable bid, according to a report
Aston Villa are ready to submit a third bid for Emile Smith Rowe after Arsenal hinted that they may alter their stance on the 20-year-old’s future, according to a report in England.
Football Insider is reporting that Arsenal have already rejected £25m and £30m offers for the England Under-21 international from Aston Villa in the current transfer window.
The same article states that the Gunners have knocked back Aston Villa’s attempts to sign Smith Rowe but the north London side haven’t issued a definitive “no” to their Premier League rivals.
According to the same story, Aston Villa feel confident that Arsenal could be lured into doing some business before the close of the summer transfer window.
Football Insider believe the Birmingham side will return with a third bid that is close to the club-record transfer fee that Aston Villa paid for Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia earlier this summer.
The website suggests that Villa could end up making an offer close to £33m for the English playmaker.
Arsenal are in negotiations to tie down Rowe to a new long-term deal at the north London side, according to the report.
Smith Rowe scored seven goals and made eight assists in the Premier League last season.
Arsenal finished in eighth position in the Premier League table last term.