Arsenal transfer news and rumours

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The latest players linked with a move to Arsenal…

Thomas Partey – Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey has made it clear he would like to move to Arsenal and is hoping a deal can be struck between the clubs (Daily Telegraph, May 5); Arsenal have held talks with Atletico Madrid to sign Partey, but a £43m asking price is proving a stumbling block (Sunday Express, May 3); The Atletico Madrid star has denied his father’s claim that the Gunners were in negotiations to sign him (Daily Mirror, April 24); Arsenal have opened talks with the midfielder, according to his father (Daily Mail, April 23); Arsenal are facing the prospect of missing out on their top target after Atletico Madrid’s latest contract offer promises to double his wages (Daily Star, April 21).

Arsenal are ready to offer Alexandre Lacazette as part of a deal to secure the services of the midfielder (Sun On Sunday, April 19); Arsenal have submitted a £43m bid to sign Partey (Daily Express, April 15); Arsenal and Manchester United face competition to sign Partey after Inter Milan and Roma joined the race for the Atletico star (Daily Mirror, April 11).

Sergio Reguilon – Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in the Real Madrid left-back, who has been on loan with Sevilla this season (The Sun, May 4); Arsenal have reportedly made contact with Real Madrid over a potential deal for the Spain left-back, 23, who is currently on loan at Sevilla (Star, April 30)

Willian – Arsenal have jumped ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign the Chelsea winger Willian on a free transfer this summer (Daily Mirror, April 27); The Chelsea forward has said he would not see it as a problem to move to a rival club in London – not ruling out a move to Arsenal or Tottenham (Daily Mirror, May 2)

Odsonne Edouard – Arsenal have been told they must pay more than £25m if they want to land Celtic’s French forward (Daily Express, April 30)

Wissam Ben Yedder – Arsenal are interested in signing the Monaco and France striker, 29 (L’Equipe, April 29)

Dani Ceballos – Arsenal will have to pay Real Madrid £44m if they want to sign the on-loan Spain midfielder, 23, on a permanent deal (AS, April 29)

Houssem Aouar – Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has opened the door for Aouar to leave the club in the next transfer window, if he expresses a desire to leave, with Arsenal among those interested (Football.London, April 28)

Eder Militao – Arsenal have made contact with Real Madrid regarding centre-back Eder (Don Balon, April 27)

Cedric Soares The full-back is keen to secure a permanent move to Arsenal despite failing to complete a single minute for the Gunners since joining them on loan from Southampton (The Sun, April 25)

Adama Traore – The Gunners are monitoring the Wolves winger (Daily Express, April 24)

Ousmane Dembele – Arsenal are pondering a move for Barcelona’s 22-year-old France forward (Sport, April 20).

Axel Disasi – Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit of the Reims defender, who could be available for around £13m (Sun, April 20); Arsenal are in talks to sign the £15m-rated Reims centre-half (Daily Mail, April 16).

Rodrigo Moreno – Arsenal have made an enquiry for the Valencia striker with doubts over the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. (Sunday Mirror, April 19)

Other players recently linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium…

  • James Rodriguez (Sun, April 21)
  • Philippe Coutinho (Sunday Mirror, April 19; The Sun, April 15)
  • Julian Draxler (Foot Mercato, April 18)
  • Layvin Kurzawa (Sport, April 18)
  • Gabriel Magalhaes (ESPN, April 18)
  • Luka Jovic (The Sun, April 17)
  • Lamare Bogarde (The Sun, April 16)
  • Dayot Upamecano (Express, April 21).
  • Kristoffer Ajer (Star, April 21)
  • Noah Francoise (Sun, April 21)
  • Achraf Hakimi (Daily Star, April 14)
  • Corentin Tolisso (Foot Mercato, April 9).
  • Houssem Aouar (The Sun, April 7).
  • Ryan Fraser (TeamTalk, April 6).
  • Nathan Collins (Irish Sun, April 6).
  • Jesse Lingard (Daily Mail, April 5).
  • Jonathan David (Daily Star, April 3).
  • Cesar Gelabert (Daily Mirror, April 4).
  • Samuel Umtiti (Daily Mirror, April 1; Daily Express, April 3).
  • Carlos Soler (Sky Sports, March 27; The Sun, March 28; Daily Mail, March 29; Daily Express, April 2).
  • Marc Roca (Sport, April 2).
  • Dejan Lovren (Daily Express, March 16; Teamtalk, March 31)
  • Nabil Fekir (Daily Star, March 28)
  • Dayot Upamecano (Bild, March 26)
  • Chris Smalling (Daily Mirror, March 18; Metro, March 26)
  • Malick Thiaw (Daily Mail, March 25)
  • Evan Ndicka (Sky Sports, March 22)
  • Odsonne Edouard (Daily Mirror, March 22)
  • Chris Wood (Daily Star, March 22)
  • Issa Diop (Daily Mirror, March 15)
  • Orkun Kokcu (Daily Express, March 16; La Razon, March 19; Daily Express, March 19)
  • Emil Roback (Daily Mail, March 19)

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The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit…

Mesut Ozil – The midfielder’s friend thinks he could be on his way to Fenerbahce. Turkish TV host and Fenerbahce fan Acun Ilicali says the club are working on a deal and would be favourites to sign the 31-year-old (SportX, May 5)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Arsenal are ready to sell Mkhitaryan this summer to help raise funds for a low-budget transfer window, with Roma keen to sign the Armenian on a permanent basis (Daily Mirror, May 4); Roma are hoping to keep the Arsenal midfielder after his loan expires, but talks have been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic (Mail, April 29)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal will sell the Gabon striker for £30m as they do not want him to leave on a free transfer (Sun, April 29); Aubameyang has been talking to Inter Milan stars ahead of a potential summer San Siro switch, according to reports (Sun On Sunday, April 26); Inter have emerged as front runners to sign Aubameyang, with Arsenal ready to sell this summer after pulling the plug on contract talks with the striker. (Sunday Express, April 26); Arsenal’s Premier League and European rivals believe the club will be forced to sell Aubameyang in the next transfer window (Telegraph, April 25); Meanwhile, Aubameyang’s father has appeared to back calls from Arsenal fans for his son to extend his contract with the club beyond next summer (Star, April 25)

Bukayo Saka – Borussia Dortmund are eyeing the Arsenal youngster (Sunday Mirror, April 26); Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is confident the 18-year-old academy graduate will sign a new contract at the Emirates (The Sun, March 9)

Alexandre Lacazette – The Gunners are ready to offer the French striker as part of a deal to secure the services of midfielder Thomas Partey (The Sun On Sunday, April 19); Atletico Madrid are ready to make their move for the Arsenal striker after the Premier League club reportedly gave him the green light to leave (The Sun, April 16)

Other players recently linked with a move away from the Gunners…

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan (The Sun, April 22)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Daily Mirror, April 14)
  • Hector Bellerin (The Boot Room, April 7; Daily Mirror, April 10)
  • Lucas Torreria (Corriere dello Sport, April 8)
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Daily Express, April 3)

The latest Arsenal contract talk…

Dani Ceballos – Arsenal have been dealt a blow to sign Ceballos permanently from Real Madrid with Juventus also interested in the on-loan midfielder (Sun on Sunday, April 12); Arsenal have been given new hope of bringing Ceballos back to the Emirates next season (Daily Star, April 2); Arsenal could be edged out of a permanent deal for Ceballos as they are not thought to be the midfielder’s first choice destination (Daily Mirror, April 1)

Mesut Ozil – Arsenal have yet to offer a contract extension to the German (ESPN, April 29); Arsenal are not going to give the midfielder a new contract and are planning on running down his existing £350,000-a-week deal, with other players’ deals given higher priority (Express, March 30)

David Luiz – Arsenal are ready to trigger the extension clause in the centre-back’s contract to keep him at the Emirates to 2021. (The Sun, March 19)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – The Arsenal captain is among the Premier League players giving clubs a headache over contract extensions as a result of the transfer window getting pushed back (Daily Telegraph, April 3)

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