- Arsenal submit improved bid for Timber
- Dutch defender close to joining Gunners
- Offered a five-year contract
WHAT HAPPENED? The Gunners saw their first bid of £30m rejected by Ajax last week and have now submitted an improved second bid worth £38m (€45m). They are now reportedly closing in on signing the player according to Fabrizio Romano.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Premier League club are offering the Dutchman a five-year contract and the player himself is reportedly keen on joining the Gunners.
AND WHAT'S MORE: Timber had previously been linked with a move to Manchester United to reunite with ex-Ajax coach Erik ten Hag. Bayern Munich also emerged as a candidate to sign the 22-year-old, but he looks set to end up in north London instead.
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