Arsenal have reportedly rejected a £30m bid from Everton in an attempt to sign Nigerian winger Alex Iwobi.
An earlier report suggested it was communicated to Arsenal hierarchy today and they immediately struck down the offer.
Everton would have make a return with an improved offer but it will likely need to be in excess of £40m to be accepted by the Gunners if they must have their young wing man this summer.
However, the 23-year-old Nigeria international is not agitating to leave but would be willing to move if a deal between the clubs comes through.
Everton’s interest is understood to be recent and is in addition to their pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Wilfied Zaha.