Arsenal Target Makes U-turn On £17.8m Transfer, Wants To Join German Club

Arsenal’s move for Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice is off after the striker confirmed he wants to join Borussia Monchengladbach, Concise News reports.

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The Gunners have had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old attacker but had been confident of striking a deal worth around €20million (£17.83m).

Reports earlier this month claimed the forward had gone as far as agreeing on personal terms with the Gunners and was keen on a move to the Emirates.

However, Claude-Maurice has appeared to end the speculation over a move to England by revealing he wants to join Gladbach.

“I want to join Gladbach,’ confirmed Claude-Maurice. They are a club that focuses on young players, there is a good structure, they are playing in the Europa League. I like their project & it suits me.”