Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool ‘are accelerating interest in PSV star Cody Gakpo… with Dutch giants demanding up to £42m for the flying winger’
- Arsenal and Liverpool among those to ‘accelerate’ their interest in Cody Gakpo
- The PSV winger was linked with a move away from the club during January
- He signed a one year extension but a move could be on the cards this summer
- PSV would been open to selling the Dutch winger for up to £42million
Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool have all reportedly accelerated their interest in PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo.
The 22-year-old is currently enjoying a successful breakout campaign, with 16 goals and 14 assists in 36 games across all competitions.
Gakpo was heavily linked with a move away from PSV during the January transfer window but he instead signed a new one year extension until 2026.
Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool are all reportedly interested in Cody Gakpo
According to The Athletic, his new contract does not involve a release clause and there’s an understanding that if PSV receive a suitable offer for Gakpo, they would be open to selling.
The report also claims the likes of Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich have all ‘accelerated’ their interest in the attacker, though negotiations are yet to begin.
Mikel Arteta’s side were strongly linked to the Holland international during the last transfer window following Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang’s expected departure and their need to to strengthen in attack.
An asking pricing has not been set for Gakpo, but it’s thought PSV will demand up to £42million for the player.
Earlier in the season, the club’s technical director, John de Jong, admitted Gakpo will eventually leave them.
Gakpo was linked with a move away from PSV in January but extended his contract by a year
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal were linked to Gakpo in January but a move did not materialise
He said: ‘Gakpo will of course not stay in Eindhoven forever. He will go to a top club in a top league in the future. Or will that happen next summer? That’s hard to say.’
Gakpo made his Holland debut last summer at Euro 2020. But he will not join up for the friendlies against Denmark and Germany after picking up a knock during his side’s Europa Conference League win over Copenhagen on Thursday.
PSV continued their superb run of form over the weekend as they thrashed Fortuna Sittard 5-0. But they remain two points behind Ajax in the race for the Eredivisie title.
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