Welcome to Arsenal transfer News, rumours, gossip as Mikel Arteta search for perfect midfielder that will help his team in the premier league title race.
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Arsenal are considering a summer move for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, who will then be entering the final year of his contract (Daily Mirror, January 13).
Arsenal and West Ham are battling it out for the signature of Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic (The Sun, January 13).
Arsenal are in talks over a possible loan deal for Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo (Daily Mirror, January 13); Juventus are expected to make a decision on whether Arthur can leave on loan after Wednesday night’s Supercoppa final against Inter Milan (Sky Sports, January 12).
Arsenal are desperate to beat other clubs to the punch by wrapping up a deal for Dusan Vlahovic this month but must meet Fiorentina’s £75m valuation (Daily Mirror, January 13). Arsenal retain a strong interest in Vlahovic but will find it difficult to complete a deal this month due to the size of the transfer fee needed to sign the Fiorentina striker (Sky Sports, January 12); Arsenal are ready to press ahead with an ambitious move for Vlahovic, which could pave the way for Eddie Nketiah to join Crystal Palace (Evening Standard, January 11); Arsenal are prepared to finance a big-money deal for Vlahovic (Daily Mirror, January 11); Arsenal must commit a staggering £150m if they want to complete a move for priority January target Vlahovic (Daily Mail, January 10).
Vlahovic’s next club will reportedly be a Champions League team as Arsenal and Tottenham pursue the Fiorentina striker (Daily Mirror, January 10); Arsenal face a tough battle to tempt Vlahovic to join the club in January because of their lack of Champions League football and could lose out to another of European football’s big spenders (Guardian, January 8).
Arsenal have completed the signing of wonderkid Lino Da Cruz Sousa from West Brom as Mikel Arteta makes his first move of the January window (Daily Mail, January 12).
Arsenal are reportedly in the hunt to sign Aaron Ramsey and bring the Welshman back to the Emirates (The Sun on Sunday, January 9).
Barcelona are ready to join Arsenal in the race to sign Lille midfielder Renato Sanches (The Sun, January 7).
Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Alexander Isak after Real Sociedad banned him from joining Barcelona (The Sun, January 3).
Arsenal are potential suitors for Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz with Mikel Arteta keen to add some defensive strength to his central midfield options. (The Sun, January 2).
Arsenal are in talks with Lyon over a move for £38m-rated midfielder Bruno Guimaraes, a key target for the club’s technical director Edu. (Daily Star, January 1).
Juventus have slapped a price tag of around £29.4m on Arsenal and Tottenham target Dejan Kulusevski ahead of the upcoming January transfer window, according to reports (Daily Express, December 30).
Denis Zakaria has told Borussia Monchengladbach he will quit the club in the summer – with Arsenal already expressing an interest (The Sun, December 30).
The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit
Arsenal have agreed a deal to send striker Folarin Balogun on loan to Middlesbrough for the remainder of the season (Sky Sports, January 11); Balogun is pulling the scouts to his games – with French side St Etienne joining the hunt for him (The Sun, November 28).
Atletico Madrid are considering making a loan move for Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares (Sky Sports, January 7).
Crystal Palace are interested in signing Eddie Nketiah but they face competition for the Arsenal striker from another Premier League side (Sky Sports, January 7); Bayer Leverkusen are keen to sign Nketiah on a pre-contract agreement (The Sun, January 2); Arsenal’s renewed interest in using Nketiah more frequently might not pay dividends with a January move to West Ham or Brighton still possible (Sun, December 24).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been seen in an Arsenal shirt for the first time since being axed by Mikel Arteta (The Sun, January 12); Arsenal will consider suitable offers for Aubameyang, with a January exit not ruled out for the striker (Sky Sports, January 4); Arsenal are touting Aubameyang around Europe’s leading clubs but fear having to sell him at a much lower value and that his £350,000 weekly wage might prove a barrier to any deal (Daily Mail, January 4); Newcastle want to sign Aubameyang on loan in January with a view to a £20m summer transfer (Daily Star, January 2); Newcastle are reportedly ‘in the mix’ for Aubameyang though the frozen-out Arsenal forward is believed to be eyeing up a different destination (Daily Star, December 28).
Marseille have reportedly held talks with forgotten Arsenal man Sead Kolasinac over a free transfer in the summer (The Sun, January 10); Sead Kolasinac is set to leave Arsenal, with Marseille interested in the defender whose contract expires in the summer (Daily Mail, January 4); Watford’s search for a centre-back has also seen them look at Kolasinac (Daily Telegraph, December 22).
Arsenal centre-back Harry Clarke is set to be shipped out on loan to Hibernian after he was recalled from his spell at Ross County (the Sun, January 4).