Arsenal 'reject Aston Villa's improved £30m transfer bid for Emile Smith Rowe as they look to tie him down to new deal'

ARSENAL have rejected a £30m offer from Aston Villa for Emile Smith Rowe, according to reports.

The Midlands side made an improved offer to land the Gunners youngster this summer.

But The Athletic report that bid has also been rejected as Arsenal look to keep hold of the 20-year-old.

Smith Rowe had a breakthrough season at Arsenal and talks are ongoing to tie him to a long-term contract.

The Villans saw a £20million bid rejected for the Gunners academy product Smith Rowe earlier this month.

Arsenal insist that the 20-year-old is not for sale at any price.

The Gunners also want to tie Smith Rowe down to a new deal with the player entering the final two years on his current contract.

But Arsenal's strong stance hasn't put Aston Villa off in their pursuit for Smith Rowe.

Smith Rowe enjoyed a good breakout season in the first team, scoring four goals and providing seven assists across all competitions last season.


The Midlands club have already signed Emiliano Buendia from Norwich but face losing Jack Grealish this summer to Man City.

And Villa have re-signed Ashley Young for free, after the 35-year-old left Serie A champions Inter Milan.

Aston Villa are not the only club interested in Smith Rowe, Spanish giants Real Madrid are also interested in the 20-year-old.

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