Arsenal make improved bid of £38m for Ajax defender Jurrien Timber

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  • 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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WHAT NEXT FOR ARSENAL? Arsenal are also on the verge of completing the signing of Kai Havertz and are currently leading the race to sign Declan Rice from West Ham.