The Gunners bid for Le Havre’s Benjamin Mendy but face competition from Juventus and co.
Arsenal have offered £2.5m for Le Havre’s teenager left-back Benjamin Mendy but the Ligue 2 outfit are holding out for at least £5m, according to the Daily Mail.
Reports on Monday in Italy suggested that Scudetto winners Juventus were closing in a on deal to sign the 18-year-old defender but the Gunners now appear to be back in the hunt, although Juve, Sunderland, Cardiff City and Lyon also remain keen on Mendy.
The youngster has just one year remaining on his current deal at Le Havre and the club are likely to cash in on him this summer, rather than risk losing him for free in a year’s time.
Mendy has represented Les Bleus at Under-16, U-17, U-18 and U-19 level.
The full-back, who stands at 6’2″, made his professional debut in August 2011 in Le Havre’s 2–1 Coupe de la Ligue defeat to Amiens and has gone on to make over fifty appearances for the club.