Arsenal transfer news and rumours

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The latest players linked with a move to Arsenal…

Jesse Lingard – Arsenal remain one of the more likely destinations for the forward if he is to leave Manchester United in the next transfer window (Daily Mail, April 5).

Layvin Kurzawa – Arsenal have submitted an offer to PSG star Kurzawa as Barcelona have decided to wait to sell a player before making their move. The left-back is out of contract at the end of this season and Arsenal and Napoli have already made “interesting offers” (Sport, April 5).

Jonathan David – Arsenal and Everton will face competition from Barcelona for the £22m-rated Gent forward (Daily Star, April 3).

Cesar Gelabert – Arsenal are monitoring young Real Madrid attacker Gelabert with a view to a potential summer transfer swoop (Daily Mirror, April 4).

Samuel Umtiti – Arsenal and Chelsea are both reportedly “very interested” in signing Umtiti this summer (Daily Mirror, April 1); Barcelona are expecting Arsenal and Chelsea both to make bids in excess of £26m for the defender (Daily Express, April 3).

Carlos Soler – Arsenal are keen on signing the Valencia midfielder (Sky Sports, March 27); Soler has emerged as a summer target for Arsenal with Mikel Arteta reportedly a huge fan of the midfielder. (The Sun, March 28).

Valencia want at least £36m if they are forced to sell Soler. (Daily Mail, March 29); Arsenal are not willing to pay the £36m transfer fee that Valencia want for Carlos Soler (Daily Express, April 2).

Marc Roca – Arsenal are understood to have already opened negotiations with Espanyol regarding a deal for midfielder Marc Roca during the next transfer window (Sport, April 2).

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

  • Willian (The Sun, March 31)
  • Dejan Lovren (Daily Express, March 16; Teamtalk, March 31)
  • Luka Jovic (Daily Star, March 29)
  • 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…

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal have offered Real Madrid a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer deal in a blow to Man Utd (Daily Express, March 24); Real Madrid hope a player-plus-cash deal will persuade Arsenal to part with their captain (Daily Star, March 26).

PSG, Barcelona and United are interested in signing Aubameyang (Daily Mail, March 23); Barca have cooled interest in the Arsenal captain as they prioritise a move for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez this summer (Daily Mail, March 25).

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Roma could turn to Chelsea’s Pedro after they had two bids for Mkhitaryan, the last one of around £10m, turned down by Arsenal (Daily Express, April 3).

Mesut Ozil – The midfielder’s agent insists Ozil is happy at Arsenal and has no plans to leave this summer (The Sun, March 28)

The latest Arsenal contract talk…

Dani Ceballos – 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); Arsenal have been given new hope of bringing Ceballos back to the Emirates next season (Daily Star, April 2)

Mesut Ozil – Arsenal are not going to give Ozil a new contract and are planning on running down his existing £350,000-a-week deal, with other players’ deals given higher priority. (Daily Express, March 30)

Bukayo Saka – 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)

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)

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