Arsenal and Leicester City target Amine Adli has rejected a new contract amid claims he could leave Toulouse for the Premier League, president Damien Comolli has told GFFN.
YouTube compilations can be deceiving, of course, but when pouring over footage of the 21-year-old Frenchman, it is easy to see why he has some of the biggest clubs on the continent chasing his signature.
Blessed with searing pace and an emphatic, thumping finish, Adli was named Ligue 2 player of the year after bursting on to the scene with eight goals and eight assists for a Toulouse side that lost to Nantes in May’s relegation play-off.
According to TMW, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City have shown an interest.
Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, have added Adli to a growing list of potential Jadon Sancho replacements, while Italian giants AC Milan are understood to have launched a bid in the region of £9 million.
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And, with just one year left on his contract, it seems Toulouse will have little choice but to cash in.
“He is here. He has an extension offer,” says Comolli, who once spent three years as Tottenham’s director of football.
“Since last July, I have been trying to extend his contract. I think I have held 12 or 13 meetings. He did not want to (extend his deal), which I regret but respect on the other hand because he is someone who handled himself very well throughout the whole of last season,
“For the moment, I am getting a lot of phone calls – but no offers.”
Adli, who is at his most effective playing through the middle but should also be able to adapt to a wider role, is reported to have agreed personal terms with an AC Milan outfit boasting one of the youngest and most exciting squads in Europe (Tuttomercatoweb).
Milan have yet to meet Toulouse’s asking price for their rising star, however, which opens the door for Arsenal and Leicester to make an approach of their own.