The Gunners, along with Manchester United and Tottenham, are reported to be keen on the services of Eintracht Frankfurt’s Croatia international Ante Rebic – who is poised to tackle France in Sunday’s World Cup final.
Metro states Frankfurt value the 24-year-old at a whopping £44m but will consider a sale as they accept they are not financially capable of battling the big sides in the market, as confirmed by the club’s sporting director.
Speaking to Sport 1, Fredi Bobic said:
“I am very happy about the success of Ante Rebic with the Croatian national team. The players and the coaching team are watching the World Cup games together in the training camp in the USA and are especially excited about Rebic.
“So far there are no offers available and we’re planning a steady season with Ante Rebic for the new season. Of course we know that a lot can happen when a big club makes an offer.
“We cannot compete economically with the big ones, but that’s nothing new.”