Arsenal interested in signing 21-year-old Danish playmaker

Arsenal are among many teams interested in signing midfielder Matt O’Riley from Celtic. The Hoops are in the UCL group stage, which is a tournament U21 Denmark international would not be playing in if he moved to the London giants.

Arsenal could need to battle domestic rivals Liverpool and Man United for the signing of O’Riley. The report says that their interest is not that advanced but a bid of £15m could convince the Scottish giants to sell this summer.

The Gunners could do with a new midfielder to top off their summer transfer business so far, with Youri Tielemans a long-term target. It looks like Leicester City have not been easy to do business with as might have been expected given Belgium international has one year left on his deal.

Interestingly, Leicester City are named in the report as a club who are as likely as anyone to bid for Matt before the deadline. That could leave the Gunners open to bid for Youri Tielemans although it seems there is plenty of work to do on both deals yet.

Simon Donnelly said: “Credit to O’Riley – he’s had a fantastic start to his career at Celtic. I think he’s a very good footballer, very similar to Rogic. So a great bit of recruitment and a good headache for Ange to have.”