Fans told Arsenal ‘are considering making an offer’ for FREE AGENT who is leaving Milan as Odegaard alternative
Arsenal are reportedly considering making an offer for AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu if they miss out on Martin Odegaard.
Arsenal are waiting to hear whether the 22-year-old Dane features in Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team plans next season after they failed to open talks and get a more permanent deal done for the talented young man.
But that is not the end of the rumours, as Arsenal are very keen to keep hold of Odegaard and are hoping that Ancelotti allows him to leave in the transfer window, although the Gunners will have to pay around £40 million to get a deal done.
But according to CBS Sports reporter James Benge, the Londoners have shortlisted an alternative in Calhanoglu, 27, who will be out of contract at Milan in the summer transfer window, He posted on Twitter: “Arsenal still retain strong interest in Martin Odegaard.
“What sort of deal can be done there [if any] will depend on decision of new Real Madrid coaching staff and Florentino Perez.
“Another target who Arsenal are understood to have broached internally is Hakan Calhanoglu, out of contract with AC Milan this summer.
“He is an option, not clear how high on the list he might be but expectation is he’s an alternative to Odegaard.”
There is so much speculation in the media about players that Arsenal wants to sign, but if they do not add Odegaard to the side in the summer, Calhanoglu is a player that has proven himself at the very highest level of the game, so would be a real transfer bargain if the Gunners could get him for free