The Bolton News report that Arsenal have had a £5m bid for Rob Holding rejected by Bolton Wanderers.
The Gunners have been linked heavily with the 20 year old defender in the last couple of weeks, and the Player of the Season was left out of the side for the final game of the season in order to ensure he didn’t pick up an injury that might scupper any potential deal.
The report says that Arsenal’s offer rose, with bonuses, to £5m, but Wanderers are holding out for something closer to £7m.
It’s not the first time the Gunners have gone in for a Bolton defender, famously missing out on Gary Cahill when they offered £19.99, a bag of fertiliser and a breast milk pump for the centre-half who then went to Chelsea for £12m.
It seems clear there’s obvious interest from Arsenal, so let’s hope they find a way to make this one happen if he’s a player we really want.