Fulham are set to resume their attempts to sign Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith, according to Alan Nixon.

The Whites were the first club to approach the Gunners about signing the England international earlier this summer and have seen two bids rejected to date. Arsenal are willing to sell the 23 year-old in this window to improve their PSR position and Marco Silva has reportedly identified Smith-Rowe as one of his top targets.

Smith Rowe, who can operate as a winger or a number ten, has attracted interest from a host of Premier League and continental clubs. He has scored eighteen goals in 115 appearances for Arsenal and has won three senior international caps for his country, finding the target for Gareth Southgate’s side in San Marino in November 2021. 

The departure of Bobby De Cordova-Reid, who joined newly-promoted Leicester City on a free transfer yesterday, and Willian’s decision to reject Fulham’s offer of a new deal has made the recruitment of a new left winger a priority.