Fiorentina defender Michael Kayode is reportedly still being monitored by three of the Premier League’s biggest clubs despite signing a new long-term deal with his Italian club.
On Wednesday, the Purples confirmed that Kayode had extended his contract with the club until June 2028.
The Italy Under-21s international started his youth career with Juventus, and he then represented Gozzano before making his first-team debut for Fiorentina earlier this season.
The 19-year-old has featured on eight occasions for his Italian club this term, including six appearances in Serie A, recently breaking into the first XI under head coach Vincenzo Italiano.
Arsenal were linked with the defender earlier this month, with his contract, at that stage, due to expire in the summer of 2025.
However, an announcement from Fiorentina on Wednesday revealed that the highly-rated full-back had added an additional three years to his deal.
“Kayode renews contract until 2028. ACF Fiorentina is pleased to announce that Michael Kayode has extended his contract with the club until 30 June 2028,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“After playing a key role in the Primavera ranks in recent years as part of the side that won the Coppa Italia once and Primavera Super Cup twice, the defender was crowned a European champion in summer 2023 with Italy’s U19s.
“Kayode already has eight first-team appearances to his name so far this campaign in Serie A and the Conference League.”
According to 90min, despite the announcement, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United are still interested in signing him.
The report claimed that the Premier League trio have all sent scouts to watch him this season, and Fiorentina are expected to find it difficult to keep hold of him on a long-term basis.
There have been claims that Kayode’s salary has been raised significantly to around €1m (£870,000) per year, although he would likely be able to earn much more than that by moving to a major European club.
Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Napoli are also believed to be admirers of the right-back.
Kayode has started five times in Serie A this season, and he provided an assist in Fiorentina’s 3-0 victory over Cagliari earlier this month.