Arsenal have been told that they will need to make an ‘unbelievable offer’ in order to sign Emi Buendia from Norwich City this summer.
The Gunners had explored the possibility of signing Buendia in the January transfer window but Norwich stood firm over their £40 million asking price.
The Championship club, who have already secured automatic promotion back to the Premier League, are in a strong negotiating position as Buendia’s contract expires in 2024.
And Norwich boss Daniel Farke insists the club are keen to keep the Argentine.
‘Of course if one of the best clubs in the world wants Emi as a starter and makes an unbelievable offer then it could be a realistic solution for all parties,’ said Farke.
‘But Emi is a key player and it is always our task to make sure that we keep the key players.
‘It is due to the great work of Stuart Webber we have them under long term contracts.
‘That means if a club wants them they have to invest an unbelievable amount of money.
‘If there is a club who want to put some crazy offers out then maybe you use this to help the club in the future, but as a head coach my first thought is to work further on with our key players.’
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Author: Chris Davie