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Arsenal see another bid for prime Premier League target rejected

ChilwellArsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are working up a sweat this afternoon as they gather for the end of the working week, with speculation reporting that the Gunners are actively pursuing a new signing.

Football Insider state that a £4m bid from Arsenal for Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell has been rejected, with that move becoming the third offer from the Gunners to be turned down.

Arsenal are desperate to land the 19-year-old full-back, who is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Foxes, but Leicester are reluctant to let the highly-rated talent leave this month.

Chilwell’s contract expires in 2017 and Leicester are keen for him to sign a new deal, though Arsenal will be confident of landing the defender in the summer if he does not accept an offer; as he will have just 12 months left on his deal at that point.

The Gunners have just handed Nacho Monreal a new long-term deal but Chilwell can be considered the long-term replacement for the Spaniard, though that raises questions regarding the future of England international Kieran Gibbs.

Arsenal fans, do you want Chilwell before Monday’s deadline? Let us know in the comments below!

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