AC Milan have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in the race for PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen, according to latest reports from Italy.
Mirror Football reported at the weekend that Arsenal are monitoring £50million-rated striker Malen , two years after allowing the young Dutchman to move back to Holland for just £500,000.
Malen has scored 11 goals in just 13 matches in four competitions for Eindhoven this season after hitting double figures in his breakthrough campaign.
Eindhoven believe he is already worth 100 times the sum they paid Arsenal to secure his services.
Malen was dubbed the new Thierry Henry when he spent two seasons with the Gunners’ youth team. However, he featured in just two pre-season friendlies for Arsene Wenger before being sold to PSV in the summer of 2017.
And now it has emerged AC Milan have joined the race, having spoken to the player’s agent Mino Raiola, Calciomercato reports.
However, the Rossoneri are said to be wary of PSV’s asking price.
Malen became the first player since Dutch legend Marco van Basten 35 years ago to score five goals in an Eredivisie game earlier this month when Eindhoven beat Vitesse Arnhem.
And he also found the target on his international debut when Holland beat Germany 4-3 in Hamburg.
Malen joined Ajax when he was seven and played in the same junior team as Matthijs de Ligt and Justin Kluivert.
He moved to Arsenal when he was 16 because he wanted to follow in the footsteps of Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp.
But he became with a lack of first-team opportunities under Wenger.
Malen said: “Arsene Wenger told me that he saw a lot of potential in me.
“He gave me a lot of confidence and I wanted to do everything to become a better player at Arsenal – but I needed chances in the first team.”