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Jose Mourinho ‘makes contact with long-term Arsenal transfer target but star wants to wait for Premier League offers’

JOSE MOURINHO has made contact with a long-term Arsenal transfer target but the star “wants to wait for Premier League offers”.

The Roma manager is eyeing a move to sign Youri Tielemans on a free transfer when he officially leaves Leicester at the end of this month.

Jose Mourinho has made contact with Youri Tielemans

Tielemans will depart the King Power Stadium when his contract expires, the Foxes have confirmed.

And, despite being a long-term Arsenal target, Tielemans has been approached by Roma and Mourinho.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Serie A side have already made contact with Tielemans over a potential move.

However, Roma’s hopes rest on which other clubs approach the Belgian this summer.

The report adds that the 26-year-old is waiting to see if he receives offers from any Premier League clubs.

Aston Villa are one such club who could come in for Tielemans, with bookies slashing odds on a move to Villa Park.

Arsenal also remain interested and were linked with Tielemans as recently as April.

The Gunners have been rumoured with signing the former Monaco midfielder for several seasons, but no deal has materialised.

Tielemans remains in high demand despite Leicester’s relegation from the Premier League, though.

He will be one of seven players to leave the club at the end of June, with others expected to be sold in a mass exodus this summer.