Alexis Claude-Maurice favours Arsenal move but 10 other clubs in contention

West Ham have made a bid for Alexis Claude-Maurice
Image: Alexis Claude-Maurice is keen on moving to the Emirates Stadium this summer

France U20 international Alexis Claude-Maurice wants to move to Arsenal but 10 other clubs are trying to sign the Lorient forward.

A source close to Claude-Maurice says Borussia Monchengladbach, RB Leipzig, Lyon, Lille, Monaco, Marseille, Sevilla, Brighton, Newcastle United, and West Ham all want him this summer.

There are unconfirmed reports that Arsenal made a £14m bid for Claude-Maurice on Saturday.

Lorient's owner has just returned from holiday and he will only sell Claude-Maurice to the highest bidder.

West Ham made a bid for the forward last month but it was rejected. They have since had a £29m bid for Uruguay striker Maxi Gomez accepted by Celta Vigo, according to Sky sources.

Maxi Gomez
Image: West Ham are closing in on the signing of Maxi Gomez but are still in contention for Claude-Maurice

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