The agent for Genk forward Paul Onuachu, has insisted Arsenal are not yet in the picture for his signing and refused to be drawn on reported interest from West Ham.
Onuachu was voted the best player in Belgium last season after a superb campaign that saw him score 35 goals in 45 games in all competitions.
That form has not gone unnoticed in Europe, and several sides around the continent are believed to be keen on his signature.
West Ham are among them, with David Moyes determined to fill the hole in his front line that used to be occupied by Sebastien Haller.
They’ve regularly been linked with a move for several weeks, and it was reported at the end of last month that Onuachu’s agent had travelled to England for talks with the Hammers and Brighton.
Convincing Onuachu may be tricky for West Ham, though, with the player having regularly declared his wish to play for Arsenal at some point.
That’s something he’s seeming holding on to, although Mikel Arteta’s side are yet to reciprocate the interest.
“It will be nice if Arsenal want him as he is a boyhood fan of the team, but that is not the case at the moment,” his agent told Own Goal Nigeria.
“No contact has been made yet. We are only seeing it in the papers and on the internet.
” I can’t confirm anything at the moment because we are still very much at the stage of receiving and assessing offers.
“We will be more clear on options soon. For now, we are not confirming anything.”