Arsenal reject Everton’s £30m Iwobi bid

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi (left) and Everton's Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the Premier Leag

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi (left) and Everton's Seamus Coleman battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Arsenal have rejected a £30m offer from Everton for Alex Iwobi, but the Toffees are expected to return with an improved bid.

The offer is believed to have been an initial £25m fee, with a further £5m in performance-related add-ons.

The Gunners have turned down the deal, but the Merseyside club are expected to return with a second bid for the 23-year-old Nigeria international.

Iwobi will have plenty of competition for a place in Unai Emery's starting XI this season, with new club-record signing Nicolas Pepe, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Reiss Nelson and even Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vying for a spot out wide.

Everton have just over 24 hours to complete the deal, with the summer transfer window slamming shut at 5pm on Thursday.


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