The 25-year-old is out of contract in less than 12 months’ time, and that may put pressure on the Foxes to sell in this transfer window.
The Telegraph reported earlier this year that the Belgian has been made available for £25m, and Tavolieri clearly believes that the Gunners have seen an offer rejected already.
Brendan Rodgers benched Tielemans for Leicester’s match against Southampton on Saturday because the midfielder wasn’t ‘in the right frame of mind‘ amid uncertainty over his future.
Crediting journalist Abdellah Boulma, Tavolieri wrote on Twitter that the 25-year-old remains in ‘Arsenal’s target lists’ and that the north London club are ‘ready to make a second bid’ in the ‘next week’.
However, there are also ‘more options for [the] AFC board’ in the form of AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo.
The prospective addition of Tielemans would surely excite the Arsenal faithful given that he has been billed as ‘one of Europe’s top midfielders’ and an ‘outstanding’ player by Rodgers, but the alternatives also look pretty compelling.
Meanwhile, Caicedo – who idolises and looks to imitate N’Golo Kante – is a ‘special’ and ‘complete’ number eight with ‘elite athleticism, pace and tenacity’, in the words of South American football expert Simon Edwards.
Either of those would appear to be a tantalising option for Mikel Arteta’s midfield along with Tielemans.
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