Tottenham's Clinton Njie
Arsenal have been credited with a late - failed - enquiry for Tottenham Hotspur forward Clinton Njie.
A combination of injuries and simply failing to earn a place in the team made Njie's first campaign at Spurs a write-off, but don't expect him to be signing for Arsenal instead.
Tottenham's Clinton Njie during training
The Guardian report he is set for a season long loan at Marseille, with the French club having an an option to buy the 22-year-old.
Not many players have crossed the Arsenal-Tottenham divide in recent years, and Njie would have been a brave player to attempt to do so.
Arsenal's approach was always destined for failure, with Spurs unlikely to want to make any deal which could help their rivals, and potentially backfire badly on them.
Tottenham's Clinton Njie, Joshua Onomah and Kyle Walker during training
Njie told ESPN last summer that he rejected Arsenal to sign with Tottenham, and Arsene Wenger is still apparently a believer in his talent.
If Spurs do sell to Marseille eventually they need to be sure he will not be a success at White Hart Lane, or risk Arsenal revisiting their interest to sign him from the French side later down the line.
Tottenham's Clinton Njie sat in the stands
Arsenal supporters are not impressed with the reports, worried about what an approach may say about their transfer strategy, given that Njie did not succeed at their rivals.
Clinton Njie? Lmao. The way we are going down we will soon find oil #afc— Top Gooner (@Mills_AFC) July 21, 2016
Making an enquiry about Clinton Njie is extremely worrying! What transfer policy? I think we should be grateful that lot hate us #afc— Neil R (@chimpthegooner) July 21, 2016
If arsenal really do want njie wenger must see something in him ...and he's normally good with French players. .— Manush Rafatjah (@rafatjah) July 21, 2016
Haha no way. Wenger would never go in for Njie. https://t.co/unwyLzEoP7— Alix Wayne (@wayne_inc) July 21, 2016
Tottenham fans were more amused at Arsenal's reported attempt...
"And then Arsenal came to me and asked to sign Njie" pic.twitter.com/mY6FDr845M— JT (@VincentJuanssen) July 21, 2016
Do arsenal really think Levy would actually ever do business with them, enquiring about Njie?— MH (@llorising) July 21, 2016
Arsenal enquired for Clinton Njie. Come on Spurs let's mess with their heads and enquire for Alexis Sanchez— Harry Charalambous (@HazSpur92) July 21, 2016