Alessia Russo: Arsenal make world-record bid for Manchester United and England forward

Arsenal have made a world-record bid for Manchester United striker Alessia Russo.

The England forward is out of contract at the end of the season but Arsenal are trying to sort out a deal before Tuesday’s 5pm WSL transfer deadline.

Man Utd have been in contract talks with Russo for months but have made little progress.

Russo is therefore free to talk to clubs outside England about a summer move and there has been interest from clubs in the United States.

Russo in action at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal

The current world record for a player is around £400k when Keira Walsh moved to Barcelona from Man City in September 2022.

Sky Sports News reported over the weekend Arsenal had rejected a “substantial offer” from Chelsea for Katie McCabe.

More to follow.

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