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Atletico Madrid eye Granit Xhaka swoop?

Atletico Madrid consider a summer move for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to a report. Atletico Madrid are reportedly considering a summer move for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka. The 26-year-old has made over 130 appearances for the Gunners since arriving from Borussia Monchengladbach ahead of the 2016-17 campaign. Inter Milan have recently been credited with an interest in the Swiss international, although the midfielder has played down suggestions that he could move to Italy. According to Mundo Deportivo, though, Atletico could swoop for Xhaka this summer as a replacement for Rodri, who is widely expected to leave the Wanda Metropolitano for Manchester City. Xhaka – contracted to the Gunners until the summer of 2023 – scored four times and registered five assist...

Krystian Bielik hints at Arsenal exit

Young Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik suggests that he may leave the club this summer in pursuit of senior football. Arsenal youngster Krystian Bielik has seemingly hinted that he wishes to leave the club by insisting that he will “definitely” not play for the youth side any more. The 21-year-old centre-back was brought in by Arsene Wenger in 2015 and has since made just two League Cup appearances for the senior team, instead spending time out on loan with the likes of Birmingham City, Walsall and Charlton Athletic in the lower divisions. Bielik is now with the Poland squad for the Under-21 Euros in Italy but has said that he will speak to Gunners manager Unai Emery about his future upon his return. “My future is unknown but there is one thing I can say for sure: I will ...

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier too expensive for Arsenal?

Arsenal are reportedly being priced out of a deal for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly placed a £30m price-tag on Thomas Meunier, effectively ruling out the possibility of the defender joining Arsenal. Meunier has enjoyed a productive three years at Parc des Princes, making a total of 90 appearances for the French giants in all competitions. However, the right-back has just one year remaining on his contract, which has resulted in frequent speculation regarding a potential switch to Arsenal or Manchester United. United appear to hold the advantage, according to RMC, due to the Gunners being unable to meet PSG’s valuation of the 27-year-old. While Unai Emery remains a huge admirer of the Belgium international, the North London outfit are...

Arsenal miss out on Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco?

Arsenal reportedly miss out on the signing of Belgium international Yannick Carrasco, who is likely to leave Dalian Yifang this summer. Arsenal have reportedly failed in their attempt to sign Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco. Unai Emery is an admirer of the Belgium international, who was also heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium during January. The 25-year-old had been identified as a top target for the Gunners, despite their limited budget due to missing out on next season’s Champions League. However, according to The Sun, Arsenal have been priced out of a deal for the attacker as Dalian Yifang demand £30m for his signature. That leaves Carrasco out of Arsenal’s price range, at least until Emery is able to make a significant sale in a bid to raise extra fund...

Arsenal have second bid for Alexis Claude-Maurice rejected?

A report claims that Arsenal are tempted to make a third approach for Alexis Claude-Maurice after having an improved £14m bid knocked back. Arsenal have reportedly fallen short with their second offer for Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice. The 21-year-old scored 14 goals and chipped in with four assists in 16 Ligue 2 appearances last season. With only around £40m to spend on new signings this summer, Unai Emery is rumoured to have made a move for Claude-Maurice earlier this month. Lorient rejected that £6.1m bid and, according to Get French Football News, Arsenal have now been unsuccessful with their second approach. The report claims that the Gunners’ improved offer was in the region of £14m. Despite again being knocked back, it is suggested that the North London outfit are not ...

Arsenal press ahead with plans to sell Mesut Ozil?

Arsenal are reportedly ready to step up their efforts to part ways with midfielder Mesut Ozil this summer. Arsenal are reportedly pressing on with their attempts to sell Mesut Ozil during the summer window. Failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League has led to Unai Emery being provided with a limited budget in the transfer market. The size of Ozil’s contract at the Emirates Stadium also remains a big concern, leading to the Gunners being willing to part ways with the playmaker this summer. According to The Sun, a potential pre-tax loss of £50m could act as a further catalyst for Arsenal to prioritise finding the German a new club in the coming months. Ozil – who is said to be attracting attention from clubs in Turkey – still has two years remaining on his...

Arsenal lining up bid for Brazilian teen Reinier Jesus?

Arsenal are reportedly looking to sign Reinier Jesus from Flamengo, despite the Brazilian teen’s release clause being set at £60m. Highly-rated Flamengo youngster Reinier Jesus has emerged as a rumoured transfer target for Arsenal. The Gunners have been scouting the Brazilian market to unearth a hidden gem due to their small budget, which is rumoured to be around the £40m mark after missing out on Champions League football. Tuttomercatoweb claims that Jesus is one of the players on Unai Emery‘s radar, though his release clause currently stands at £60m and Flamengo will need convincing if they are to let him leave for less. Jesus has been likened to Brazilian great Kaka and was linked with a switch to Real Madrid earlier this year. Due to FIFA rules, however, the youngster will ...

Arsenal ‘want £10m for centre-back Laurent Koscielny’

A report claims that Arsenal have placed a £10m price tag on Laurent Koscielny, who is a rumoured target for Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal are reportedly prepared to offload Laurent Koscielny if they are offered £10m for the centre-back. The 33-year-old has one year left to run on his contract, taking him through to a decade at the club should he see it through. According to The Sun, however, Arsenal boss Unai Emery is ready to cash in on the ageing defender if it helps to raise funds for new players. Emery is said to be keen on Saint-Etienne‘s William Saliba, who would eat into most of his supposed £40m transfer budget. Raising an eight-figure sum through Koscielny’s sale would be considered good business for Arsenal, though Borussia Dortmund are the only team believed to have sh...

Report: Arsenal to snub Yannick Carrasco for Ryan Fraser

A report claims that Arsenal boss Unai Emery is prioritising a move for Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser over Dalian Yifang’s Yannick Carrasco. Arsenal are reportedly reluctant to make an approach for Yannick Carrasco as they first want to try to bring in Ryan Fraser from Bournemouth. Despite being given limited funds to work with this summer, Gunners boss Unai Emery is believed to have kept tabs on both players. Carrasco has revealed multiple times that he wants to return to Europe following a spell in the Chinese Super League with Dalian Yifang, who are after around £25m for his signature. According to The Mirror, though, Emery would prefer to sign Bournemouth winger Fraser and there is still hope that they can tempt the Cherries to cash in. Fraser scored seven goals and set up 14 mo...

Arsenal enter advanced talks for French defender William Saliba?

Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba could reportedly join Arsenal in the coming weeks, despite the French side changing the terms of the deal. Arsenal are on course to completing the signing of Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba before the end of the month, according to a report. The Gunners are believed to have been asked to pay €30m (£27m) for the 18-year-old’s signature, which they are happy to do. However, reports emerged earlier this week suggesting that the French side wanted Saliba back on loan for 12 months – something Unai Emery was initially against. Le10 Sport has indicated that talks are still progressing behind the scenes, though, and Arsenal remain the side out in front to bring the France Under-19s international to the Premier League. Emery’s side coul...

Lazio keen on Calum Chambers, Jamaal Lascelles?

Arsenal defender Calum Chambers and Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles are reportedly attracting attention from Lazio. Lazio have reportedly identified Arsenal defender Calum Chambers and Newcastle United centre-back Jamaal Lascelles as potential summer signings. The Italian side have earned a place in next season’s Europa League courtesy of winning the Coppa Italia, although there is a desire to challenge for a top-four position in Serie A during the next campaign. According to Il Messaggero, that has resulted in Lazio showing interest in each of Chambers and Lascelles. Chambers has just completed a season-long loan spell with Fulham, in which he made 31 outings in the Premier League. Unai Emery may be open to cashing in on the 24-year-old in a bid to raise extra funds for hi...

Arsenal closing in on goalkeeper Markus Schubert?

Arsenal are reportedly close to signing young Dynamo Dresden goalkeeper Markus Schubert on a free transfer.

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