By Hughie Southon
Eddie Nketiah’s links with West Ham – reported here as being highly unlikely – aren’t taking long to fade and die as we suggested.
The Mirror is now claiming that the 22-year-old striker – out-of-contract at the end of the season – is now being pressed hard to re-sign by Arsenal.
As a result, Mikel Arteta is said to be desperate to keep Nketiah and The Mirror report that the club are willing to increase his salary from one of the first-team’s lowest earners to one of the highest-paid.
That would be very much in line with what we reported when we added that our own source had told us the forward wants a guarantee of playing 28 games a season.
Other media claimed that we were in pole position to agree a free transfer but that was always way wide of the mark.