Arsenal will have to pay as much as €20m if they wish to sign Club Brugge defender Odilon Kossounou, who is also a target for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
That’s according to Voetbal Belgie, who say both clubs are following the 20-year-old centre-back ahead of the summer.
Kossounou was recently heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, with claims in England that Mikel Arteta had made him a priority signing and even received glowing reports on him from former Arsenal players.
That report indicated they were eyeing an £8.5m deal in the summer, although later reports, which ignored Arsenal and claimed Wolves were fighting Inter Milan and AC Milan for him, put the price at £20m.
Voetbal Belgie now cover the situation and say that Kossounou is being ‘followed’ by Arsenal and Wolves after his ‘strong performances’ in Belgium.
They also back up interest from Inter and AC Milan, saying the latter are particularly keen as they want a replacement for Alessio Romagnoli.
Sporting director Paolo Maldini is said to be ‘enthusiastic’ about Kossounou, who is currently valued around €8m.
However, Brugge have no intention of selling at anywhere near that price and would be ‘expecting’ a transfer fee of ‘at least’ €20m for their man, who they paid €3.8m for in 2019.