Arsenal must meet Eric Bailly’s £30 million asking price if they are to sign the Manchester United defender this summer.
The 25-year-old will not feature for United again this season having suffered medial ligament damage during their 1-1 draw with Chelsea last month.
Arsenal have previously been linked with a move for the Ivorian with Unai Emery a long-term admirer and planning to sign him for a cut-price deal over the summer.
The Gunners were hoping to strike a deal lower than United’s asking price as the player is out-of-favour and entering his final year of his contract at Old Trafford.
Emery sees Bailly as a long-term replacement for Laurent Koscielny, but a move for the United man will all depend on what the Spaniard is given to spend over the summer and if he can offload any deadwood.