Arsenal are reportedly in “pole position” to sign AS Roma forward Cengiz Under in January, moving ahead of Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the race for the Turkey international.

According to (h/t Sport Witness’ Tom Coast), Roma are believed to be looking for a fee in the region of €60 million (roughly £53 million) for the tricky wide man.

Calciomercato provided more details from the report, stating that Arsenal had a €30 million offer turned down, Bayern are contemplating a €50 million bid and Tottenham Hotspur are keeping an eye on proceedings.

Roma’s high asking price is in part because the deal to bring the 21-year-old to the Italian capital from Istanbul Basaksehir included a 20 per cent sell-on clause.

Per Turkish Football, they’re not the only club with a stake in the player, and it’s noted these latest rumours coincide with talks about a new contract with the Giallorossi:

Under is a product of the impressive Altinordu academy, which has produced a steady stream of talent in the last few years. Emre Sarigul profiled the academy for the Guardian, noting it draws inspiration from Athletic Bilbao’s cantera policy. Caglar Soyuncu and Berke Ozer, two major talents for the future, also passed through the club’s youth setup.

After one year with Basaksehir, Under joined Roma in 2017. He took his time getting settled in the Italian capital but broke through in a major way during the second half of the campaign, finishing the Serie A season with seven goals.

The left-footed winger is a fantastic finisher from just outside of the box, scoring plenty of goals similar to this one against Benevento:

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