Arsenal set Eddie Nketiah asking price ahead of possible summer sale

  • Arsenal are open to parting ways with striker Eddie Nketiah this summer
  • Gunners on the hunt for a new striker; Newcastle's Alexander Isak among potential targets
  • Premier League sides keen on landing Nketiah's signature
Nketiah could be on the move this summer
Nketiah could be on the move this summer / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Arsenal are prepared to part ways with striker Eddie Nketiah this summer if they can sign a new forward, 90min understands.

Nketiah has been a regular part of Mikel Arteta's squad this season, making 37 appearances in all competitions, but the 24-year-old has never been a consistent starter and appears to have fallen to third in the pecking order behind Gabriel Jesus and summer signing Kai Havertz.

Arsenal are expected to be in the market for a new striker this summer and have a whole host of targets on their shortlist, and sources have told 90min that the Gunners are open to selling Nketiah if they can add to their forward line first.

Newcastle United's Alexander Isak is appreciated but Arsenal are aware Newcastle don’t plan to sell him. RB Leipzig's Benjamin Sesko, Bologna's Joshua Zirkzee and Brighton’s Evan Ferguson are all still under consideration along with several other names.

Arsenal value Nketiah, a homegrown talent with three years left on his contract, at between £30m and £35m.

Eddie Nketiah
Nketiah could be sold for around £30m / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Crystal Palace are long-term admirers of Nketiah and have failed with several approaches for the striker over the past few years. Palace would have moved in January if given mid-season encouragement but now Jean-Philippe Mateta is thrivong at the head of Oliver Glasner's side.

There could also be interest from Wolverhampton Wanderers, who have been hunting for a new striker over the past 12 months to ease the burden on Hwang Hee-chan and Matheus Cunha.

Reports elsewhere have linked newly promoted Ipswich Town with a move for Nketiah but 90min understands they are unlikely to have that sort of budget available to them, while the striker would also prefer a move to a club established in the Premier League in order to mitigate the risk of relegation.

Nketiah joined Arsenal's youth setup in 2015 and has made 168 appearances for the Gunners, scoring 38 goals in all competitions in often-limited minutes.