Everton have bid £30million for Arsenal playmaker Alex Iwobi
The Gunners are yet to respond to Everton’s bid and it remains to be seen how Iwobi, a boyhood Arsenal fan, would respond to the offer.
Everton had been hoping to sign Wilfried Zaha but had already seen one bid turned down by Crystal Palace, who are increasingly reluctant to lose their star player with so little time left in the transfer window to secure a replacement.
As such Everton’s focus has turned to Iwobi, who enjoyed his most impressive season for Arsenal under Unai Emery last term, providing six goals and nine assists in all competitions.
Arsenal had not previously made Iwobi available for transfer but such a sizeable offer could hand them a major headache as cashing in on the 23-year-old would provide them with the funds to make the major addition at centre-back that Emery and the club hierarchy want.