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Arsenal have submitted a bid for Roma winger Cengiz Under, according to reports.
Under, the Turkey international, is one of the most in-demand players in European football right now, and Tottenham are already claimed to have had an offer for him rejected by Roma.
Spurs, Arsenal’s local rivals, are believed to be preparing another bid for Under, but the Gunners have now made their first move for the 21-year-old wonderkid.
Tuttomercatoweb claim Arsenal have submitted an offer worth around £29million (€32m) for Under, who has scored five goals and created a further five in 19 matches this season.
Arsenal’s opening bid is reported to have been instantly rejected by Roma, who value Under closer to the £45million (€50m) mark.
Furthermore, Roma do not wish to sell Under in January, and they have no need to as progression to the Champions League last 16 has improved their financial situation.
Under sealing a big-money move away from Roma next summer is believed to be much more likely.