Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Mudryk close, Tielemans latest, Arteta set for cash boost

One player Arsenal are not letting out of their sights, despite the frantic business going on elsewhere, is Youri Tielemans.

The Belgian is a free agent in the summer and will walk away from Leicester City after refusing to commit to a new contract.

Tielemans can agree terms with an overseas club right now, though is said to be waiting for his many Premier League suitors.

Arsenal are a firmly interested party, while Liverpool and Manchester United have also been loosely linked.

But recent reports suggest the Gunners are ready to make a cash bid right now in order to force Leicester’s hand with a January sale, purely because of Newcastle United.

Newcastle are also admirers of Tielemans and, as the wealthiest club in world football, have the ability to offer the Belgian vastly greater wages and bonus incentives.

The Sun report that Arsenal have already contacted the Foxes with the intentions of placing a bid depending upon a late January valuation.