A £30m bid for the Netherlands international was rejected earlier this week by the Gunners
Their offer is believed to fall £20m short of Ajax’s valuation of the 22-year-old, who can play as a centre-back or right-back.
TalkSPORT understands that the Gunners are hopeful of an agreement.
Timber is also believed to be keen to move to the Emirates – a year after joining Manchester United.
And now Jurrien’s sibling Quinten, who recently helped Feyenoord pip Ajax to the Eredivisie title, has reportedly confirmed his brother is on Arsenal’s radar
After captaining the Netherlands’ Under-21 side to a 0-0 draw against Belgium in their European Championship opener, Quinten was asked about Jurrien’s future.
Speaking to Dutch news outlet NOS, he was asked whether Arsenal’s interest in his brother is correct, and said yes.
He then added of Arsenal’s opening proposal: “I don’t know if there was an offer.”
And Quentin then conceded that he is unsure whether Jurrien will play in the Eredivisie next campaign, saying “I don’t know.” Talksport