Arsenal set to miss out signing of prolific French forward

Leicester City have reportedly warded off competition from Arsenal for Scottish giants, Celtic centre-forward Odsonne Edouard, who is valued at £15m.

The 23-year-old one again enjoyed a fine season with the Bhoys scoring 16 goals in 26 Scottish Premiership games this season, with the Glasgow team currently managerless as they await for UEFA approval to appoint Ange Postecoglou.

It is reported that any deal that takes Edouard away from Scottish giants will only be completed once a manager is announced after Leicester City overtook the Gunners in the race for the France Under-21 international’s signature.

The Daily Mail claims that Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers is a main factor in the pursuit to bring Edouard to the King Power Stadium, as it was Rodgers who signed him at Celtic while he was in charge.

With only one year left on his current deal at Celtic Park, it is claimed that it will cost Leicester £15m to secure the services of Edouard, who has spent three years in Scotland.

Edouard has been a versatile attacker across a front three and has 83 goals in 168 games for Celtic