Toulouse president Damien Comolli thinks Amine Adli will leave the club this summer with Premier League giants Arsenal and Leicester City taking an interest, speaking to Tuttomercatoweb.
One month ago, the former Tottenham director admitted that Adli had turned down a new contract at the Stadium de Toulouse.
And the jet-heeled forward is certainly a man in demand, named the Ligue 2 Player of the Year after producing eight goals and eight assists during a superb breakthrough season on the other side of the Channel.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City are watching closely.
As are an AC Milan side who have made it their mission to bring Europe’s next generation of superstars to the San Siro, snapping up Fikayo Tomori, Mike Maignan and Sandro Tonali earlier in the window.
And, speaking about the future of his star man for the first time since late-June, Comolli has reiterated his belief that Adli wants a fresh start, going as far as to say that the 21-year-old will probably be saying his goodbyes at some point over the next five weeks.
Could Amine Adli be heading to Arsenal or Leicester City?
“Is there a possibility that he will renew (his contract)? No. I haven’t believed it for a long time,” the president says.
“We’ve had a dozen discussions and at a certain point, when the player doesn’t want to, he doesn’t want to.
“For me, he will leave. He doesn’t want to stay.”
Having turned 21 in May, the rapid-fire Adli ticks a lot of boxes for an Arsenal side who appear to be prioritising exciting, technically-gifted youngsters with a proven track record in the senior game.
Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga have caught the eye during pre-season after arriving from Benfica and Anderlecht respectively, while a £50 million bid has been accepted by Brighton and Hove Albion for England international Ben White.