Arsenal switch rumors
Will Arsenal succeed in their renewed attempts to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon?
The latest transfer news and gossip about the players affiliated with Arsenal – and those who might leave the club.
The future of the midfielder Lucas Torreira could hold the key Arsenal Chances to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid
Atletico are in talks with Arsenal to sign Torreira and would like a direct loan.
Arsenal want to sell Torreira – or at least sign a loan agreement that comes with a purchase commitment. The funds from a sale to Atletico would allow them to partially finance the £ 45 million release clause in Party’s contract.
Turin remains interested in Torreira and a £ 22m deal is currently being discussed. But Arsenal know deals with Atletico could pave the way for Partey to sign.
The latest players related to Arsenal move …
Houssem Aouar – Lyon will charge € 50m for the 22-year-old Frenchman after rejecting the Gunners' original £ 32.8m offer (RMC Sport, Sept. 27). Arsenal are ready to offer Aouar £ 36m plus £ 9m add-ons (Football London, Sept. 27). Arsenal have put in a £ 32m bid for the Lyon midfielder but Ligue 1 clubs are holding out £ 54m (RMC Sport, Sept. 26). Arsenal face competition from an unnamed Champions League club in the race for the Lyon midfielder (Daily Telegraph, 23 September).
Samuel Umtiti – Manchester United and Arsenal are embroiled in a five-club battle for Barcelona's Umtiti (The Sun, September 25).
Jorginho – Chelsea's Jorginho is one of several midfielders Arsenal are interested in (Sky Sports, Sept. 24).
Thomas Partey – Arsenal are still pursuing a deal for Thomas Partey that could be co-funded by Lucas Torreira, who moves the other way to Atletico Madrid (Sky Sports, September 24). Mikel Arteta would need to approve at least one sale to activate Partey's £ 45m release clause. (Sky Sports News, Sept. 3).
Philippe Coutinho – Arsenal are not giving up on signing Coutinho in this transfer window. Mikel Arteta is keen on the Barcelona star after his loan from Bayern Munich last season (Daily Mirror, September 24).
David Raya Brentford would only be willing to sell David Raya to Arsenal if the Gunners loaned him back to them for the remainder of this season (Sky Sports, September 18). Arsenal are ready to step up their bid on the Brentford goalkeeper and ready to spend £ 10m on the shotstopper. Emiliano Martinez will leave the club (Sun, September 13). Brentford goalkeeper Raya is ready to file a transfer request to force a move to Arsenal (Daily Mail, Sep 9). Arsenal have reportedly identified Brentford goalkeeper David Raya as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez (Daily Mirror, August 29).
Confirmed Arsenal signings
Alex Runarsson – Arsenal have signed the goalkeeper for four years (September 21)
Willian – Arsenal have completed the signing of Willian on a three-year contract (August 14th).
Gabriel – Arsenal have signed Lille Brazilian defender Gabriel for £ 27m on a long-term deal (September 1st).
Dani Ceballos – The midfielder has returned to Arsenal on a second straight loan from Real Madrid (September 4th).
Confirmed new deals at Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – The captain of the Gunners has signed a new three-year contract with the club (September 15th).
The latest players linked to an Arsenal exit …
Lucas Torreira – Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident that they will sign Arsenal midfielder Torreira on loan for a season (Sky Sports, September 24).
Matteo Guendouzi – Guendouzi have asked the Arsenal board to allow him to leave the club before the transfer window closes. This is the result of reports from France (Daily Mirror, September 25). The 21-year-old Frenchman has applied for a transfer to Arsenal (Tribal Football, September 23). Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel ruled out a move for Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi after his side lost 1-0 to Lens (The Sun, September 11). Arsenal outcast Guendouzi has hinted he will stay despite Valencia's interest (The Sun, 9 September); PSG have missed a chance to sign the Arsenal midfielder, who is set for the exit door (Daily Mirror, September 3).
Mohamed Elneny – The Egyptian's future is in doubt after he reportedly traveled to Turkey to examine offers from Galatasaray and Trabzonspor (The Sun, Sept 23). Besiktas have tried to sign the Egyptian midfielder and said the player was too expensive (Sky Sports, September 10). Arsenal will have Elneny back in their ranks this week after the midfielder closes his loan period with Besiktas (Daily Mail, Aug 20).
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – The Gunners center-back will only move to Napoli if Kalidou Koulibaly leaves the Serie A club (Daily Star, 23 September). Napoli plans to sign Sokratis, who has entered the final year of his contract. But the chances of him moving seem to depend on two things: Napoli don't want to pay a transfer fee and unload a defender first (Sky Sports News, September 22).
Sead Kolasinac – Bayern Leverkusen is still interested in Sead Kolasinac and is likely to pursue this interest with a formal offer (Sky Sports News, September 22). Bayer Leverkusen are reportedly interested in bringing the Arsenal left-back back to the Bundesliga (The Sun, September 17). Arsenal outcast Kolasinac became a transfer target for West Ham when David Moyes tried to land a new left-back (The Sun, Sept 15). Arsenal's full-back wants to return to Schalke (Sky Germany, August 26).
Folarin Balogun – Sheffield United remains in talks with Arsenal about U23 striker Folarin Balogun and is expected to return with an upgraded offer. Arsenal wants more than £ 10m (Sky Sports News, Sept. 22); Sheffield United is expected to take a second approach for Arsenal to sign the young striker (Football.London, September 22nd). Arsenal have rejected Sheffield United's approach to striker Balogun (Daily Mail, September 16).
Shkodran Mustafi – Arsenal defender is reportedly a transfer target for Serie A, Lazio and Napoli teams (Sun 21 September).
Rob Holding – The Arsenal center-back stands ready to prevent a possible loan move to battle for his place on Mikel Arteta's side (The Sun, September 17). West Ham is ready to offer Arsenal a stunning £ 5m lease for center-back Rob Holding (The Sun, Sept. 15). Mikel Arteta has almost confirmed that Holding will remain with Arsenal pending an offer to sign a loan from Newcastle. After winning in Fulham he said: "I said to him, change your mind because you have nowhere to go." He stands up for whatever value we want in the football club (September 12th).
Alexandre Lacazette – The player has confirmed that he wants to stay with Arsenal and said after winning at Fulham: "" I am really happy. Only the press says I'm unhappy and want to go. But I said from the start that I was happy with Arsenal and that I wanted to play and win titles. We won a title last month so I'm happy with Arsenal (September 12th). Juventus are keen to sign Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette (Sky Sports, Aug 16). Lacazette will be on his way to Atletico Madrid for £ 30m as soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs a new Arsenal deal (Daily Star, August 9).
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – The Wolves are ready to make another attempt to sign the Arsenal defender (Telegraph, Sept. 14): Despite the Wolves interest, the player is now expected to stay with Arsenal and was one of the starters for the Fulham win ( 12th September).
Mesut Ozil – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has admitted that it is difficult for outcast Ozil to meddle in his plans right now (Sept. 24). The German was absent again in the opening win in Fulham and was not even one of the substitutes (September 12). Ozil has an unlikely lifeline for Arsenal and could fight for a Premier League opener against Fulham after his first game in six months (The Sun, Sep 7). Clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar have expressed interest in signing Ozil this summer, but the Arsenal playmaker remains insistent that he has no plans to leave London (Daily Telegraph, September 1).
Hector Bellerin – Barcelona have been in contact about a possible move for Arsenal's right-back (Sport, 10 September). Paris-Saint Germain named Bellerin's favorite destination (Independent, September 10); Bayer Leverkusen is a surprise candidate for Arsenal full-back Bellerin (Daily Telegraph, September 7).
Emile Smith Rowe – Arsenal have turned down a Monaco approach for the 20-year-old (Daily Mail, August 26).
Calum Chambers – Arsenal's center-back is on loan to West Ham as David Moyes seeks to add defenders to his squad (Telegraph, Sept. 21). Fulham are considering moving to sign Arsenal defender Chambers as they prepare for their return to the Premier League (The Sun, Aug 12).
Confirmed Arsenal Departures
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – The striker has signed a permanent deal with Roma after terminating his deal with Arsenal by mutual agreement.
Emiliano Martinez – Aston Villa have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez for four years. Sky Sports News reported Saturday that the Gunners had accepted a £ 16m offer from Villa that could climb to £ 20m with add-ons.
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