The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Arsenal – and those who could leave the club.
Malang Sarr – Arsenal are interested in the Nice defender, but the 21-year-old’s availability on a free transfer has already attracted interest from clubs in Italy and Germany (The Sun, July 17)
Dani Ceballos – Arsenal have been told they must pay Real Madrid £23m for the midfielder if they wish to make his loan move permanent this summer. (Daily Mirror, July 16)
Samuel Umtiti – Barcelona are reportedly ready to loan out the Arsenal target this summer (The Sun, July 15)
Dayot Upamecano – Arsenal have been linked with the 21-year-old, but he is expected to sign a contract extension at RB Leipzig (Daily Mirror, July 7)
Thomas Partey – Arsenal have offered to triple the wages that Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey (Diario AS, July 4); Arsenal are upping their interest in the Atletico Madrid midfielder (Daily Express, July 2); The midfielder is available for a summer exit from Atletico Madrid, according to reports (The Sun, June 18); Arsenal have received a major boost in their bid to sign Partey as Atletico Madrid have changed their stance and are willing to sell him (Daily Express, June 15); Arsenal will hold crunch talks with Alexandre Lacazette amid the club’s interest in Atletico Madrid’s Partey (ESPN, June 14)
Wout Weghorst – Arsenal and Newcastle are set for a bidding war this summer over Weghorst (Daily Star, July 2); Arsenal are eyeing up Wolfsburg striker Weghorst as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Bild, June 30).
Danilo Pereira – Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Porto midfielder Pereira (ESPN, June 27)
Justin Kluivert – Super agent Mino Raiola is reportedly in talks with both Arsenal and Roma over a potential deal which would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Kluivert swap clubs (Daily Star, June 23); Arsenal are interested in signing Roma forward Kluivert as part of a deal that would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Italian capital permanently.
Arsenal could work with super-agent Mino Raiola to orchestrate a swap deal which would see Mkhitaryan leave for Roma and Kluivert arrive at the Emirates (Gazzetta dello Sport, June 15)
William Saliba – Saint-Etienne have slammed Arsenal for their U-turn over the on-loan defender which means he will be unable to play in the French Cup final with the Premier League club also responding to the claims.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – The Arsenal defender is reportedly being eyed by German outfit Stuttgart (The Sun, July 16)
Mesut Ozil – Ozil has seemingly taken aim at his manager Mikel Arteta after posting that he is ‘ready’, ahead of Arsenal’s game against Liverpool on Wednesday. (Daily Mail, July 15); The German midfielder is planning an Arsenal getaway and has told friends he will only consider playing in the USA or Turkey (The Sun, July 9)
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – The midfielder has admitted his Arsenal career is over with clubs in England and Germany eyeing a transfer (The Sun, July 15)
Alexandre Lacazette – The French striker is being pursued by Juventus, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid as his future at Arsenal remains uncertain (L’Equipe, July 7)
Matteo Guendouzi – Arsenal have explored using the French midfielder as a makeweight in their summer transfer business (Daily Mail, July 1); Guendouzi was told he will not be allowed to leave the Emirates this summer in talks with the Arsenal hierarchy after being dropped for the win at Southampton in midweek (Sunday Mirror, June 28); Mikel Arteta is open to offloading Guendouzi with frustration mounting over the midfielder’s antics – including catching him on camera acting up during training (Daily Mail, June 24)
David Luiz, Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari – The three Arsenal defenders have all signed new contracts. Luiz has agreed a new one-year deal while Mari and Soares have signed permanent, long-term deals from Flamengo and Southampton respectively.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – The striker will reportedly only consider signing new terms with Arsenal if no other offers are put on the table. (The Sun, July 11); Mikel Arteta insists captain Aubameyang is willing to stay at Arsenal after his side’s 4-0 victory over Norwich.
Aubameyang has demanded a new three-year deal worth £250,000-a-week to stay at Arsenal (ESPN, July 4); Juventus have enquired about the Arsenal striker ahead of the summer transfer window (Express, June 25); Aubameyang is ‘fascinated’ by Inter Milan’s offer after turning down the chance to extend his Arsenal contract (Star, June 25); Arsenal are hoping to sell Maitland–Niles for £20m to fund a new contract for Aubameyang (Sun on Sunday, June 14); Arsenal are hoping their good relationship with Aubameyang’s father will lead to the striker signing a new deal at the Emirates (Daily Mirror, June 10);
Arsenal will keep Aubameyang until the end of his contract if they cannot get more than £20m for the striker (The Sun, June 3); Arsenal are yet to offer a new deal to Aubameyang as the club captain’s contract at the Emirates Stadium continues to tick down (ESPN, June 2)
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