Aston Villa ‘up their bid for Emile Smith Rowe to £30m and will NOT drop their pursuit of him’… even as Arsenal reject second offer for their academy star despite still failing to find a breakthrough on a new contract
- Aston Villa have made a second bid for Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe
- It is reported that Arsenal have rejected their second advance for the player
- The Gunners are yet to find a breakthrough on contract talks with Smith Rowe
- Villa appear determined to get their man and tie up a deal this summer
Aston Villa have reportedly returned to Arsenal with a second bid for Emile Smith Rowe, worth £30million.
The Gunners have already rejected an opening £25m offer from the Midlands side and insisted their youngster is not for sale this summer.
This has not deterred Villa however, who have now come back to the table with an improved package, according to the Athletic.
Aston Villa have returned to Arsenal with a second bid for Emile Smith Rowe, worth £30million
Arsenal have once again turned down their advances, though remain yet to find a breakthrough on offering Smith Rowe a new deal at the club.
The 20-year-old England youth international is entering the final two years of his current contract, and is reported to want lucrative new terms which will reflect his future standing in the Arsenal squad.
Villa are on a recruitment drive this summer and have already beaten Arsenal to Norwich playmaker Emi Buendia.
Both clubs were in for the Argentine star, though Villa showed greater determination and wrapped up a deal worth in the region of £38m.
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