Arsenal are close to dropping out of the race to sign AS Roma winger Cengiz Under after the Italian Serie A club slapped a £45m asking price on the Turkish international star.
This was revealed by popular Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport via Sky Sports.
Fellow interested clubs like German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and London rivals Chelsea have pulled out of the race because of the asking price slapped on the player.
Cengiz Under has grown to be one of the most exciting prospects on the European football scene with his impressive outings for the Italian Serie A club.
His good AS Roma form has not gone unnoticed with the creme de la creme of European football.
The 21-year-old joined the Italians at the start of last season from Turkish Super Lig outfit Istanbul Basaksehir.
Cengiz Under was part of the AS Roma squad that surprisingly reached the last four of the Champions League in the last campaign before they lost to Premier League table toppers Liverpool on aggregate over two legs.
Arsenal see Cengiz Under as a potential replacement for England international forward Danny Welbeck who has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious ankle injury.