PSV Eindhoven “does not want to do business” with “interested clubs” as they aim to keep Cody Gakpo for the Champions League qualifiers early next month, according to Eindhovens Dagblad.
The Dutch newspaper was responding to claims made in the UK earlier this week which linked Arsenal with a move for the Dutch international.
Back in March, trusted journalist David Ornstein revealed the Gunners’ interest in Gakpo, with the player said to be valued at around £35m by PSV.
However, speculation quietened down near the end of last season as Mikel Arteta’s side focused on signing Raphinha instead. With the Brazilian having joined Barcelona, it now appears Arsenal’s focus has switched back to Gakpo.
From the looks of things, a deal before the start of the campaign is unlikely. The two legs of PSV’s Champions League qualifier against Monaco take place on August 2nd and August 9th. The Gunners kick off their season versus Crystal Palace in 12 days’ time.