The Gunners were linked with a move to sign the striker in the just concluded winter transfer window but Watford were reluctant to let their star forward Odion Ighalo leave the club. However, he could be at the centre of a bidding war this summer as other clubs have joined the Gunners in the race to sign the Nigeria international.
According to the Sun, Manchester United are set to go head to head with Arsenal in the race to sign the striker.
According to the report, the Gunners could sign the striker for as low as £12m next summer after the player reached a gentle man’s agreement with the club to allow him leave should a big club table a bid in the summer.
The Hornets believe they can secure a place in Europe hence, the reason they didn’t entertain any offer for their star striker in January.
The player turned down a £40million move to China in last month’s transfer window. Atletico Madrid are also in the race to sign the 26 year old striker.
Arsenal could return for the Watford man next summer as Wenger has reportedly earmarked signing a top striker for next season but will have to face competition from Manchester United and Atletico Madrid.