Arsenal target Christopher Nkunku may not be moving to the Premier League club in the January transfer window, according to the player’s agent.
Nkunku has been linked with the Gunner’s for week’s, but the club are hamstrung by a transfer policy that dictates they can’t spend any money on signings.
PSG would prefer to move the 21-year-old on permanently if at all, but Arsenal can only make loan deals in this window.
Nkunku’s agent Jose-Pierre Fanfan admitted on French television the club’s transfer policy is making the process ‘complicated’, and was not optimistic about the possibility of a deal before Thursday’s deadline.
“I am here (in the studio) tonight, which is not a good sign,” Fanfan told Canal Plus.
“There is a real interest from Arsenal for Nkunku, but the discussions are quite complicated. There are restrictions from Arsenal’s side, they cannot do a transfer in the middle of the season.
“It is still being discussed with PSG, things could still happen in the next 48 hours, but as I said, the fact that I am here means that it does not look good.”
Fanfan however, did leave the door open for a possible move in the future:
“His situation will be evaluated in June, then he will have just one year left on his contract, and his situation will need to be evaluated.
“He is a young boy, who needs to play, enjoy himself, and to sign up for a project for the long term, that is what he is looking for, and he was in that phase with Arsenal but it looks complicated, if we have to wait, then he is ready to do that, he will wait.”
Nkunku, who has featured 13 times for the Parisian club in Ligue 1 this season, is a midfielder, but can play in a variety of positions.