Arsenal FC transfer news: Gunners make offer for Roma star Cengiz Under, but fall way short of Serie A side's valuation
Under in action before the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool
Arsenal have lodged a £26 million bid for Roma prodigy Cengiz Under – but it falls way below the Serie A club's valuation.
The 20-year-old has impressed during his first season in Rome following a £13 million move from Basaksehir last summer.
As such, Roma are said to have slapped a £44 million price tag on the midfielder amid interest from both Arsenal and Monaco.
And, according to Tuttomercato, both interested parties have lodged formal bids, although neither have been enough to tempt Roma into selling.
It has been reported that Monaco offered £30.7 million while Arsenal, who are expected to have a busy transfer window following the departure of Arsene Wenger, bid £26 million.
The Serie A club are now anticipating higher offers from both clubs, who are looking to get their business done early this summer.
Last month, Under revealed he had come close to signing for Manchester City, although he could not agree terms with the now Premier League champions.
The youngster was at Basaksehir at the time, but he decided against a move to Pep Guardiola’s side.
“I received an offer from Manchester City, but I did not agree terms with them,” Under told Spor.
“Roma’s project, as well as the attitude of the club and coach, was important to me.”