After losing our on the signing of Jamie Vardy from Leiciester City, Arsenal have moved swiftly to get their transfer business done and fast. According to reports, Premier League club Arsenal has earlier had a bid rejected for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has been heavily linked with a number of top strikers across Europe as currently Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud does not seem to be the man to take them to the promise land.
According to reports in Portugal the club has been knocked back with its approach for Slimani.
Slimani had an impressive season for Sporting Lisbon last season scoring 31 goals in 46 appearances for the Portuguese side. His performances last season have attracted interest from the likes of Leicester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Sporting Lisbon have already rejected bids from the Premier League trio, according to Portuguese Website Noticias Minuto via the Express
Reports say Leicester made a bid worth around £19m while Premier league clubs Liverpool and Arsenal both tabled £20m bids and the three bids were swiftly rejected by Sporting Lisbon.
According to the players manager Jorge Jesus, Slimani will be a success in the Premier League and Premier League clubs are now eyeing the player. With Arsenal said to have made it clear to Sporting that they will pay the player’s release clause. A bid of £24 million, according to reports from Portugual will be accepted for the player.