Arsenal have lodged a bid of €31m for Olympique Marseille frontman Michy Batshuayi with a view to signing the striker in January.
A couple of days ago, Marseille president Vincent Labrune said the French giants would be willing to listen to offers for striker Michy Batshuayi – should any potential suitor table £35m.
Wenger is understood to be enchanted with Batshuayi’s displays earlier this year and is now plotting a January move for the Belgian striker. Batshuayi, 22, has been in imperious form for Marseille this season, notching nine goals in 13 appearances for the Ligue 1 side.
Labrune said a host of European heavyweights are interested in the Belgium international, but Marseille would not listen to any offer below the region of £35m.
“There is not a single top 15 world club that is not interested in Batshuayi,” Labrune told La Derniere Heure.
“He is one of the most wanted players on the planet. There were a lot of offers for him this summer, but he did not want to leave.
“He is proving himself on the pitch. And if clubs want him then they are going to have to pay up. Around €50m!”
Batshuayi bagged a goal for Belgium on Friday evening as the Marc Wilmots-led side trounced Italy 3-1 in a friendly game. Arsenal could do with the addition of the powerful hitman in their squad and with the north London side looking depleted at the moment with injuries, Batshuayi will certainly be great for Arsenal.
Although the Belgian is not a finished product yet, he would certainly have all to blossom at Arsenal, should he join.