The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Arsenal – and those who could leave the club.
The latest players linked with a move to Arsenal…
Wout Weghorst – 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)
Adil Aouchiche – Arsenal may have been given hope in their reported pursuit of Aouchiche with it claimed the 17-year-old is leaving PSG (Daily Star, June 22)
Cengiz Under – Arsenal are interested in Roma’s 22-year-old winger, who is set to cost about £27m (Corriere dello Sport, June 19)
Thomas Partey – 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)
The player’s dad has told clubs they can sign the midfielder this summer if they trigger his £44.5m release clause – but says Arsenal are not the only club interested (Mirror, June 11); 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).
Wissam Ben Yedder – The striker is said to have told Monaco he wants to leave the club – putting Arsenal and Manchester United on red alert. (The Sun, June 17)
Orkun Kokcu – Arsenal target Kokcu has admitted his agent is ‘busy’ as speculation mounts over a summer move to the Emirates for the Feyenoord midfielder (Mirror, June 11)
Daniele Rugani – Arsenal will rival Wolves for the signature of Juventus defender Rugani, with the Italian available for £23m in the summer transfer window (SportsMole, June 7)
Victor Osimhen – Arsenal and Tottenham target Osimhen has been the subject of multiple offers according to Lille president Gerard Lopez (Daily Mail, June 1); Arsenal are eyeing Osimhen as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Daily Express, May 29)
Odsonne Edouard – Arsenal are keen to sign young Celtic striker Edouard – but the recent hiatus may put paid to that (Football.London, June 1)
Federico Bernardeschi – Juventus winger Bernardeschi is eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all monitoring the situation (Gazzetta dello Sport, June 1)
Philippe Coutinho – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to strengthen his squad this summer, but the club are unsure about a move for Barcelona star Coutinho as a replacement for Mesut Ozil due to the player’s wages (football.london, May 30).
Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Coutinho with Bayern Munich unlikely to extend his loan spell (Sky Sports, May 26); Arsenal are set to begin talks with the Barcelona midfielder over the prospect of a move to the Emirates (Le10Sport, May 25)
Pape Gueye – Arsenal are said to be ready to swoop for French starlet amid his legal dispute with Watford (Sun, June 20)
Thiago Silva – Arsenal could miss on the signing of the free agent after Fiorentina’s general director Joe Barone confirmed he wants to bring the PSG defender back to Serie A (Sun, June 25)
Joelson Fernandes – Arsenal are ramping up their interest in signing the Sporting youngster (Star, June 25)
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.
Other players recently linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium…
- Ryan Fraser (Daily Mail, May 29; Daily Star, May 27)
- Adrien Rabiot (Mirror, May 22; CalcioMercarto, May 14)
- Willian (Telegraph, May 27)
- Raul Jimenez (Tuttosport, May 25)
- Nicolas Tagliafico (The Sun, May 23)
- Kaan Kurt (The Sun, May 23)
- Domagoj Vida (Daily Express, May 22).
- Manuel Akanji (The Sun, May 21).
- Justin Kluivert (Corriere dello Sport, May 20).
- Moussa Diaby (Daily Mirror, May 20).
- Rafinha (Daily Star, May 28)
- Neto (Metro, May 17)
- Orkun Kokcu (The Sun, May 20).
- Dayot Upamecano (Sport 1, May 11; Bleacher Report, May 5)
- Dani Ceballos (AS, April 29; El Confidencial, May 12)
- Mauro Icardi (The Sun, May 9)
- George Lewis (Daily Mirror, May 9; Goal, May 8)
- Angelo Stiller (Daily Star, May 6)
- Sergio Reguilon (The Sun, May 4; Star, April 30)
- Emmanuel Dennis (Daily Mail, May 18)
- Eray Comert (The Sun, May 13)
The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit…
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.
Dani Ceballos – Arsenal will not attempt to buy Ceballos when his loan deal from Real Madrid expires (The Sun, June 30); The Spanish midfielder has extended his loan from Real Madrid until the end of the 2019/20 season; But Ceballos knows that his time at Arsenal is coming to an end with the Real Madrid loanee set to return to his parent club (Marca, June 22)
Hector Bellerin – Arsenal’s Bellerin is a target for Inter Milan this summer as their manager Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his squad (Daily Mirror, June 12)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 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 Ainsley 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)
Kieran Tierney – Arsenal may be willing to sell Scottish defender Tierney to Leicester, just 12 months after he moved to the Emirates (Daily Express, June 5)
Other players recently linked with a move away from the Gunners…
- Mesut Ozil (ESPN, June 20)
- Alexandre Lacazette (The Sun, May 31; Express, May 21)
- Ainsley Maitland-Miles (Daily Star Sunday, May 24)
- Lucas Torreira (Daily Star, May 16)
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan (The Sun, May 12).
- Mesut Ozil (Fanatik, May 12; SportX, May 5)
- Nicolas Pepe (Bleacher Report, May 5).
- Bukayo Saka (Sunday Mirror, April 26; The Sun, March 9)
- Emiliano Martinez (Daily Mirror, April 14)
- Hector Bellerin (The Boot Room, April 7; Daily Mirror, April 10)
The latest Arsenal contract talk
Bukayo Saka – Mikel Arteta is confident of securing the Arsenal winger to a new contract (Mirror, June 25)