According to the publication from ESPN, Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has already turned down three clubs in this transfer window as the Gunners try to get some funds from his transfer potentially.
It was disclosed that the young Frenchman rejected the chance to sign for free scoring Italian Serie A side Atalanta who will be playing in the Champions League in addition to the fact that the Italians reached the quarterfinals of the competition last season.
Matteo Guendouzi also turned down the Spanish La Liga duo of Valencia and Villarreal.
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The pull of former manager Unai Emery was not enough to convince the player to sign for the Yellow Submarines. Unai Emery is now the Villarreal manager after his appointment this summer.
Unai Emery was dismissed from his job as the Gunners boss in November 2019 and the Villarreal job is his first managerial post since leaving the Emirates Stadium.
Matteo Guendouzi still has many suitors with Europa League champions Sevilla and Champions League finalists Paris Saint Germain (PSG) interested in him though the £35m asking price from the Gunners might makes things difficult.
Arsenal want to sell Matteo Guendouzi to fund moves for Lyon star Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.