Chuba Akpom considering bids from three clubs despite Arsenal offering contract extension

Chuba Akpom

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is stalling on a new contract at the Emirates Stadium as he considers moves to Germany and the Netherlands.

Despite reportedly being offered a new three-year-contract at Arsenal, striker Chuba Akpom could yet leave the club, according to The Telegraph.

Akpom, 19, has been with Arsenal since the age of six, but has yet to make a Premier League start for the Gunners, playing just six minutes off the bench for Arsene Wenger's men this season.

Loan spells with Brentford and Coventry last season did little to suggest that Akpom should be in the Arsenal first team, but Wenger has reportedly offered the teenager a new contract to stay at the Emirates Stadium until 2018.

However, with Akpom's deal now just six months from expiry, he can enter discussions with foreign clubs over moves abroad at the end of the season - and The Telegraph suggest that Akpom is stalling over the offer from Arsenal in order to listen to proposals from three European clubs.

They are reporting that Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund as well as Dutch rivals Feyenoord and Twente have offered pre-contract agreements to Akpom - and he is now considering a move abroad.

It's believed that Akpom now wants first-team football, and is wondering whether that's even a possibility at Arsenal, given that the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud are key figures for Wenger.

His future in North London is now in the balance, and with contract offers on the table, a move abroad could well be appealing to Akpom - which would be a huge blow to Wenger, especially considering the minimal compensation they would receive for him given that he'd be moving outside the UK.

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