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Arsenal have slapped a £15million fee on the head of defender Rob Holding as a departure in the summer looks increasingly likely, according to a report.
The Sun reporter Alan Nixon, makes the claim in his newspaper column on page 60 and states that after failing to secure a regular place in the starting line-up, the Gunners will be open to offers for the enforcer.

Burnley made their interest known in the 22-year-old during the January transfer window but were only prepared to pay £4m for his services after also being told that their Nottingham Forest target Joe Worrall would cost them £20m.
However, it is thought that the Clarets will return in the summer for the Arsenal defender who is under contract at the Emirates until 2020.
Holding was voted Bolton Wanderers’ Player of the Year in 2016 before his switch to North London.
Football Insider verdict:
Things have not worked out between Arsenal and Holding since his move from Bolton in 2016 as all parties would have hoped. Despite playing a key role in the Gunners FA Cup final victory over Chelsea last May, the 22-year-old has struggled to progress despite getting plenty of opportunities. His indecision on the ball and lack of positional awareness has meant that he has been at fault for a number of goals conceded this season, as he has looked out of place in a Gunners defence which is all at sea at the best of times. Having said that, Holding is still young and perhaps a loan spell away from the Emirates instead of a permanent move would suit the talented young man who is clearly low on confidence.
In other Arsenal transfer news,  Wenger rules out move to former midfielder after player spotted at the Emirates.
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