Arsenal are not interested in Ajax forward Quincy Promes, despite reports claiming as much in England.

The Gunners were linked with a move for the forward by several English newspapers last week, with claims that Mikel Arteta was eyeing him up in a £25m deal.

This was something fuelled by a comment from a ‘source’ close to the player, who insisted that the player would move to the Emirates “in a heartbeat” and that the move would be “great” for him and Arsenal.

The link did not surprise many, with the Dutchman having also been named as a potential target last summer before his £14.13 move from Sevilla to Ajax.

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However, the latest rumour has been dismissed out of hand in the Netherlands, with De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij revealing what is really going on.

“For the time being, Onana, Van de Beek and Tagliafico are not being pulled so hard. It is relatively quiet,” he told Telegraaf TV, relayed by Voetbal Primeur.

“I have also read the rumour about Promes and Arsenal.

“In London, it is said that it is mainly a trick of his agents to market him well. Maybe it will play out, but at the moment that is not concrete.”

So there you have it, nothing more than agent tricks at the moment for Arsenal, who this deal never made much sense for.

Aside from the fact they have a litany of forward options as it is, and desperately need to spend their money elsewhere this summer, a move for a 28-year-old forward seemed odd.

Instead, it seems their name has just been used in the usual manoeuvring from agents in an attempt to drum up interest in their client, a trick we’ve seen before and will see again.